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Businesses collaborate for workforce training

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MPACT trainer and assessor Gay Wilson and training digital support team member Katie Owen.

IMPACT Community Services is partnering with businesses to provide an all new workforce training pilot program aimed at linking locals with job opportunities.

Businesses including Community Access Care, Community Lifestyle Support and Care Right Associates will play an active role, offering students who have completed their studies at IMPACT guaranteed interview opportunities.

IMPACT’s Employment and Training General Manager Nathan Spruce said training with IMPACT was about more than just studying for a qualification, crucially it was also about developing productive employment pathways.

“Forging productive relationships with industry partners is key to getting people into work in a sector where job opportunities were currently high,” he said.

“For learners, the benefits of this program include linking with employers in the care sector and learning how their training is applied in the workplace from the outset of the course.

“For IMPACT, this program is all about enhancing what we deliver in the training space – providing students with a greater variety of learning, resources, information, and skills.”

Community Lifestyle Support’s Learning and Design Partner Wayne Morden said as the major employer of people in the disability sector in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay regions, he was pleased to be a key partner in the pilot program.

“What this means for Community Lifestyle Support is that we can be confident in the ground skills of new staff employed through this pilot program, enabling us to develop their skills further when working with our organisation,” he said.

The pilot program will run for 12 months but, if successful, it is hoped the partnerships will increase with more businesses coming onboard.

IMPACT is hoping to apply a similar philosophy with local hospitality businesses to afford the same partnership and learning outcomes for students undertaking training in this field.

For more information on IMPACT’s training opportunities click here.