Late last year, BUSY At Work held an Employment & Training Networking Forum attracting 120 representatives from South East Queensland RTOs, jobactive and DES providers. The forum highlighted the collaborative opportunities for each key stakeholder to achieve positive employment outcomes for job seekers and employers.
The drawcard for the event was Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador Luke Covell, former NRL player for the Wests Tigers and Cronulla Sharks. Luke spoke of his experience as an apprentice plumber and the future employment opportunities that became available upon completion of his trade qualification. Opportunities that also include self-employment and expanding your own business by hiring apprentices.
The Department of Employment’s Sandee Harris highlighted current employment trends and federal funding opportunities, such as the PaTH program. Carly Forrest and Sonya Wright discussed the Queensland Government’s Back to Work program which provides support for employers who hire a long term unemployed or young unemployed job seeker.
The forum also featured a BUSY At Work Client Case Study. Jolanda Bronkhorst shared YOUI’s recent commitment to provide Certificate III in Customer Engagement training for all Call Centre staff. YOUI’s Accredited Training Specialist highlighted the effect ‘formal training’ has had on the staff and the benefits of this knowledge and newfound empowerment have had within their operations.
BUSY At Work representatives discussed our service offerings including our Corporate Workforce Planning program; our Gateway and Mentoring services; and offered insight into our respected National Service Delivery operations.
BUSY At Work will host more forums in 2018. Register your interest below