Construction is well underway for the two new Skills and Jobs Centres at both the GOTAFE Shepparton and Wangaratta Campuses.
Last month Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced $1 million for GOTAFE to assist with construction and operation two centres, one in Shepparton and one in Wangaratta, as well as providing services to satellite locations at Benalla and Seymour.
The Skills and Jobs Centres are part of a state-wide government initiative designed to provide independent advice to assist job seekers understand study options, identify career plans and access support services to assist with finding a job, explained GOTAFE Skills and Employment Manager, Jodee Price.
“The new hubs will be the first point-of-call for students in the Greater Shepparton area looking to start training, workers needing to reskill, unemployed workers needing support for retraining and work placement and for employers,” said Ms Price.
In addition to providing core assessment and advisory services, the Skills and Jobs Centres will develop key partnerships with other providers to enhance service provision and connectivity into the workplace or study.
“The Centres will provide a fantastic opportunity to invest in key areas of need across the community. They will provide opportunities not only for job seekers, but for employers, industry and the region. We are looking forward to collaborating with other industries to help the region move forward.”
Set to open in late February 2016, GOTAFE will begin recruiting staff to join their team in the coming weeks, with job advertisements set to appear on Seek.com and the GOTAFE website, www.gotafe.vic.edu.au
“We will be looking for skilled people who are passionate about making a difference to our region by empowering others with job ready skills and knowledge to succeed in a new career.”
“Connectivity is key in aligning the right people with the right job, so if this is something you believe is a key asset you possess, we would love to hear from you.”
A number of positions will be available based in both Wangaratta and Shepparton, including a Relationship Manager, Career Advisors and Client Engagement Officers.
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