Work-ready training a success in Glenorchy

FOURTEEN young Glenorchy jobseekers are now ready to take on the world of work following their graduation from a specialised training and work readiness pilot program.

The Glenorchy Learn (G-LEARN) program, which was delivered with the support of $47,000 in government funding, saw the aspiring employees set out in search of work with a range of employer-validated work-ready skills in their arsenal.

Minister for State Growth, Matthew Groom, who attended the official graduation ceremony at KGV Oval, said seven of the young graduates had already secured ongoing employment as a result of the program.

“These graduates received real-time local training in the workplace by local employers though a structured four-week experience placement, helping to establish a strong foundation for workforce participation and lifelong learning,” he said.

“Employers participating in the program also received mentoring and assistance to help maximise opportunities for successful and productive employment outcomes and become ready employers.”

G-Learn was developed and delivered in partnership between the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Glenorchy City Council.

Other opportunities for jobseeker work-ready training and employer support are available through the Tasmanian Government’s $600,000 Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program.

More information about the program is available online via: www.skills.tas.gov.au.

Caption: Minister for State Growth, Matthew Groom, with TCCI certified worker ready businesses ­representatives, Adrian McKenna from Ezikit, left, and Malcolm Honey from Tasmanian Bakeries.

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