New Skills & Jobs Centre Launched in Wangaratta

Jaclyn Symes, MLC representing North East Victoria is set to launch the brand new Skills and Jobs Centre in Wangaratta next week.

This Centre is one of a network of Skills & Jobs Centres currently operating at TAFE’s across the state including Shepparton and Wodonga in the North East. Each of the centres are tailored to meet the needs of their local communities and industries, with coordinated, intensive support services.

The new Centre, located at the Docker Street entrance of GOTAFE’s Wangaratta Campus, has been developed thanks to $1 million in funding received from the Andrews Labor Government awarded to GOTAFE in November 2015.

The Centre is a one-stop-shop for job-seekers looking to start training, workers needing to reskill and unemployed workers needing guidance for retraining, explained GOTAFE CEO Paul Culpan.

“We are thrilled to launch the Wangaratta Skills and Jobs Centre. It will provide the first point of call to get expert skills assessment, career advice and training opportunities,” said Mr Culpan.

“Our Skills and Jobs Centre will eliminate confusion about where to get help about undertaking training or how to re-skill in a new industry.”

“By engaging more strongly with industry, the Skills and Jobs Centre will also develop a better understanding of skill gaps in the region, to which training solutions can be developed.”

Mr Culpan said GOTAFE recognises that strong industry links are vital in boosting outcomes for students to make sure they get a job after they finish training.

“GOTAFE is proud to be part of the Wangaratta community and Goulburn Ovens region. We work closely with local schools and the links are being strengthened by our Back to work Youth team also operating from the Skills and Jobs Centre Careers Hub work space.

GOTAFE will open the doors to the brand new Wangaratta Skills & Jobs Centre on Monday 9th May.