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JT Workforce Connections wins regional training award with support from BUSY At Work

Toowoomba based company, JT Workforce Connections are a company on the move following their recent success as a regional winner at the Queensland Training Awards.

The company was voted the Small Employer of the Year for the Darling Downs Southwest Region in recognition of their outstanding achievement in the area of vocational education and training.

BUSY At Work Regional Manager – Business Relations (West Highlands), Alison Welke said JT Workforce Connections were deserved winners of the award as they had undertaken an extensive training program for their employees right from the Managing Director to school-based trainees who had been recruited through BUSY At Work.

“BUSY At Work is delighted that JT Workforce Connections has won this award and we are proud of the good working relationship we have developed with them during the past eight years.”

“Through our recruitment support we have been able to assist JT Workforce Connections in providing genuine career pathways not only for their apprentices and trainees but for other frontline management staff. We congratulate them on their success and look forward to continuing to assist them in providing skilling solutions for their business,” Ms Welke said.

JT Workforce Connections offer an extensive range of services including contract training, quality systems design, business consulting and workforce development in Mount Isa and Toowoomba. Plans are also underway to open an office in Rockhampton.

JT Workforce Connections Managing Director, Tracey Holt said the company employed nine fulltime employees along with 20 contract planners and consultants.

“As a company we continue to train and develop our own people so that we are able to provide a quality service in our many diverse areas. We are proud of a 90 percent staff retention rate since 2012 and a 100 per cent retention rate for 2015,” Ms Holt said.

JT Workforce Connections are also well respected in the community for conducting Indigenous employment training programs which have helped strengthen employment opportunities in Indigenous communities.

Ms Welke said JT Workforce Connections was just one of a number of businesses in the Darling Downs and West Highlands region BUSY At Work have developed a strong relationship with.

“We are pleased to be able to assist local businesses and JT Workforce Connection’s training and corporate development strategies are making a positive contribution in developing a sustainable local workforce,” Ms Welke said.

Ms Welke said matching the right people to the right job was the key to success in recruitment and BUSY provided a “One Stop Shop” in helping employers and job seekers achieve their career goals.

“BUSY At Work is an experienced Apprenticeship Network Provider contracted by the Australian Government to deliver the Australian Apprenticeship Support Services.

“We provide a range of free career pathway and recruitment tools through the ‘Gateway Services‘ program designed to assist job seekers in finding their ideal career pathway and employers with the best fit for their apprenticeship and traineeship needs.”

“Our highly experienced team of Career and Placement Advisors provide a free service and can assist with pre-employment screening, testing and job matching,” Ms Welke said.

To find out more about the Gateway Services for employers and job seekers contact BUSY’s Career and Placement Advisors on 13 2879 or visit


Image Caption: Recently attending the Queensland Training Awards – Darling Downs South West Regional Final Presentation Award Ceremony

Left to Right – Jaimi Woodland (JT Workforce Connections Workforce Development Manager), BUSY At Work Regional Manager – Business Relations (West Highlands), Alison Welke and JT Workforce Connections Systems Design & Finance Manager, Liahni Truscott (winner of the “Vocational Student of the Year” and “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Leanne Macnamara, Public Relations Coordinator 0438 173 960

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