Ap­pren­tice­ships worth­while for busi­nesses

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Josh Stronach Josh Stronach is a Kar­ratha-based in­dus­try train­ing con­sul­tant with Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Aus­tralia, a Statewide Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Net­work provider. If you have any ques­tions about ap­pren­tice­ships, trainee­ships and train­ing

Even in tough eco­nomic times, Kar­ratha busi­nesses con­tinue to in­vest in train­ing their work­force through ap­pren­tice­ships and trainee­ships.

Re­cent data re­leased by Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Aus­tralia shows more than 318 busi­nesses in Kar­ratha have been as­sisted through its ser­vices to em­ploy ap­pren­tices and trainees over the past five years.

Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Aus­tralia man­ager Lena Con­stan­tine said she be­lieved train­ing staff of­fered many ben­e­fits for lo­cal busi­ness.

“Put­ting the time and ef­fort into de­vel­op­ing staff of­fers big re­wards for lo­cal busi­nesses,” she said.

Ms Con­stan­tine said there was plenty of sup­port out there for lo­cal em­ploy­ers who were look­ing to em­ploy an ap­pren­tice or trainee, or for those look­ing to im­ple­ment a train­ing pro­gram.

In these weaker eco­nomic con­di­tions, when more peo­ple are look­ing for new op­por­tu­ni­ties, ad­ver­tis­ing for an ap­pren­tice or trainee role should at­tract mo­ti­vated ap­pli­cants who are ready to learn.

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