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Indigenous Advancement Strategy Programmed Skilled Workforce is committed to providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with sustainable employment opportunities. This is in support of the Commonwealth Government’s national priority: to halve the employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and to recognise the importance of work for individual and community wellbeing. The Indigenous employment… Read more

Shaping Futures Pilot Program Westvic Staffing Solution’s Shaping Futures Pilot Program adopted a targeted approach for creating employment outcomes for secondary students with a disability, giving them an increased chance of entering mainstream employment post-secondary school. The program has created and supported in excess of 40 school-based employment outcomes for secondary students with a disability… Read more

Metro Tunnel Project – Pathway Program The Major Projects team at AGA Apprenticeships Plus are currently the employment provider for a Pathway Program on the Metro Tunnel project with CYP alongside partners, Holmesglen and Whitelion. The program focuses on disadvantaged young people between the ages of 16 and 25 with extreme barriers to employment, providing… Read more

Having volunteered with Parks Victoria and completing The Green Army project in 2016, Jessica found she had a passion for Horticulture. From then on, Jessica was determined to undertake further learning and training within this field. Upon completion of her first year at TAFE, Jessica was nominated by her teacher for Swinburne’s Pathways and Vocational… Read more

Ashleigh’s passion for assisting students within a school environment was the driver of his career change. Ash joined Mount Clear College in 2019 completing his Certificate IV in Education Support whilst fulfilling his role of Sports Coordinator Assistant. He had coached cricket for many years but found that teaching students was different working with students… Read more

From AGA Apprenticeships Plus, Nicholas Wu is working on the Metro Tunnel project in conjunction with CYP. To say Nicholas has had the perfect life is furthest from the truth, Nicholas has overcome many barriers to be in the current position. Just to name a few, Nicholas suffers from Mental Health, Autism and has only… Read more

Michael Bellamy commenced his journey in the group training sector in July 1988, when he joined the then emerging Wimmera and Grampians Group Training Company (which later became WorkCo and is now known as Skillinvest). Being only the 3rd member of the team, Mike quickly established himself as a networker, sharing his passion for the… Read more

This year we received a record number of 52 nominations for our awards including 17 nominations for apprentice of the year and 14 nominations for trainee of the year. This highlights the great work many GTOs are doing and the high calibre of our youth. Congratulations and best of luck to all the to all… Read more

On Thursday this week, the AEN and GAN Australia held their inaugural meeting where industry leaders representing large employers from the private sector, federal and state government, TAFE, group training and the not-for-profit sector gathered to discuss current issues and promote best practices on two complex issues that we face: Skills for Business – attracting… Read more

The Victorian VET sector’s night of nights – the 65th Victorian Training Awards – was held on Friday night last week with finalists and winners recognised across 14 categories, including awards for individual students and teachers, employers, training providers and industry collaboration. Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Gayle Tierney congratulated the winners and… Read more