Earlier today the Victorian Skills Commissioner – Mr Neil Coulson, toured the facilities at Patterson Cheney in Dandenong and presented certificates to 18 local apprentices all working in the automotive sector.
Patterson Cheney has been in business for more than 100 years and employs over 600 people in Melbourne. Patterson Cheney currently have 16 apprentices from local group training organisation Skillinvest and have been a host employer over the past 15 years with more than 120 apprentices placed over this period.
Skillinvest provides a range of employment, education and training services to local employers and as a values based, not for profit organisation, Skillinvest contributes significantly to the communities in which it operates and has assisted thousands of young people to source and retain into meaningful employment.
‘We are proud of the affiliations and partnerships that we have forged during our 30+ year history, such as the one we have built with Patterson Cheney.’ Said Skillinvest CEO Darren Webster at the certificate presentation.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented by the Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson to apprentices for their commitment to studying in the automotive industry.
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Executive Director of the Apprenticeship Employment Network Mr Gary Workman said, “It’s great to see this partnership between Skillinvest & Patterson Cheney provide so many local apprenticeship job opportunities to the community over the past 15 years”. “We need more employers across the State to think about their future workforce needs and an apprenticeship is a great way to provide a young person with a start to a rewarding career”.
For further details on the event.
Victorian Skills Commissioner Mr Neil Coulson
Presentation at Patterson Cheney Dandenong Presentation Commences at 9.00am – 10.30am Thursday 28 June 2018.
200 Cheltenham Rd, Dandenong Victoria
Photos available upon request.
Gary Workman, Executive Director
Apprenticeship Employment Network
Level 3, 478 Albert Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002
0425 736 036 | email@example.com | www.aen.org.au
Dale Gemmell, General Manager – Metropolitan region
290 Thomas Street, PO BOX 234 Dandenong Victoria 3175
0410 598 440 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.skillinvest.com.au
Skillinvest is a leading provider of quality employment, education and training services throughout Victoria. With a range of services including Group Training – Apprentice and Trainees, Nationally Accredited Training, Labour Hire, Recruitment, VCAL and various community programs, the Skillinvest team can provide complete workforce solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes.
As a values based, not for profit organisation, Skillinvest contributes significantly to the communities in which it operates and has assisted thousands of young people to source and retain meaningful employment.
Patterson Cheney Group
Patterson Cheney Cars and Trucks has been in business for more than 100 years and employs over 600 people in Melbourne, Victoria.
We consider ourselves, and our people experts in the industry. Our support of our community is of upmost importance, and we pride ourselves on repeat business and referrals from our customers.
With 10 of the best dealerships in Melbourne city, our experienced automotive experts offer a range of services including new, used, preowned and demo Cars and Trucks, competitive vehicle Finance and Insurance policies. We also sell thousands of parts and accessories every day, as we are one of Australia’s and Melbourne’s largest sales operations. We have state of the art Service Facilities with Specialist Factory Trained Technicians, specialising in Express maintenance and scheduled servicing.
Patterson Cheney currently have 16 apprentices from Skillinvest and have been a Host employer over 15 years with 120 apprentices placed in their employment.
Apprenticeship Employment Network
The Group Training Association of Victoria trading as the Apprenticeship Employment Network was established 33 years ago, during that time our not for profit members have employed over 170,000 apprentices across a wide range of industry sectors. Currently our members employ over 6500 apprentices and trainees.