VERTO Australian Apprenticeship Centre, Jobfind Centre Taree, Wesley Uniting Employment and Training, OCTEC Employment Services, Castle Personnel, CRS Australia and the Department of Human Services Taree and Forster, have banded together in their commitment to connect people with more jobs and Australian Apprenticeships in our local community.
"The aim of the campaign is to stimulate the local jobs market and increase sign ups of apprenticeships and traineeships in our area", says VERTO area manager, Gabby Barlow.
"Any new position created, part-time or full-time, can be linked with subsidised, on-the-job training giving a jobseeker, not just a job but an ongoing education and career path and give an employer a wide range of support and ongoing benefits".
Local service providers gathered at the Bean Bar Cafe , Taree, where VERTO CEO, Ron Maxwell, officially launched the VERTO 101 campaign to service providers.
"We're striving to change lives by connecting people with job opportunities and Australian apprenticeships during the next 101 days," he explained.
Employers who take advantage of recruiting through a local Job Service Australia Provider or Disability Employment Service in partnership with VERTO Australian Apprenticeship Centre, may be eligible to receive some of the following benefits and incentives:
o Recruitment support
o Job matching and screening
o Pre-employment training
o Skills for education and employment (language, learning and numeracy support)
o Career advice
o Wage subsidies
o Provision of uniforms and tools
o Subsidised work trials
o On-line training
o Training enrolment fees
o Post placement support
o Subsidised formal training leading to nationally recognised qualifications
o Mentoring support
o Disability wage support and mentoring/tutoring support
o Federal government incentives
o Tickets and licenses (white card/RSA/RCG/First aid etc)
The VERTO 101 campaign will be running in conjunction with the federal government initiated Jobs Drive.