Training and employment opportunities for region’s youth and unemployed

Walan Miya is a respected vocational training organisation that has become an educational breeding
ground for school leavers, the unemployed, and people looking to upskill and learn a trade.
The organisation was founded by Lucas Scarpin and Kylee Cowgill a year ago with a focus on creating
employment opportunities for people in the Bega Valley.
“Our long-term vision is to play a real part in creating sustainable economic and social opportunities
for communities in the valley, through our focus on hands on training and employment.
“Our work is underpinned by the value we place on building strong business and community
relationships with both indigenous and non-indigenous clients, individuals and groups. There is
strength in working together.”
Walan Miya is based in Merimbula on the NSW South Coast, with a second office in Wollongong, and
deliver its courses across the entire state.
The organisation, which is accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), has
attracted 21 courses from the State Government’s prominent Smart & Skilled program, with subjects
covering local government, construction, conservation, agriculture and land management.
Despite the devastating summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, Walan Miya has continued
to successfully deliver its courses on-site and via video link for hundreds of students.
The organisation delivers traineeships, short courses, full qualifications, funded and negotiated fee for-service training. Its courses provide industry-recognised, vocational qualifications often subsided
by the NSW Smart and Skilled.
“We put together training that’s flexible and suits your needs,” Lucas said. “We do the work to
understand skill gaps and objectives so that you can achieve the results you’re looking for. “We
often deliver this training in your workplace, reducing travel costs and time for staff to be out of the
“And you’ll get better results when you follow a training and development path that’s right for you.”
Meantime, Walan Miya is currently looking for technically skilled trainers that have undertaken a
Training and Assessment qualification or are keen to do so. If you have these skills or would like to
work in this type of field in your local community, please give Kylee a call on the number below.
For more information go to, email or phone 1300
643 484. Lucas Scarpin: 0457 710982