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Ho r s h a m - b a s e d Skillinvest has continued to lead the way with its training programs, winning another major accolade at Victorian industry awards.
Skillinvest won its third Group Training Service Excellence Award in a row at Apprenticeship Employment Network annual awards.
The organisation won the award for its Jobs Victoria Indigenous Employment Program.
The Group Training Service Excellence Award is presented to a staff member, team or group of staff for outstanding contribution to the success in ‘group training’.
Skillinvest has partnered with Jobs Victoria through the State Government and Victoria Police to provide opportunities for indigenous secondary school students.
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Employment and training occur over two years.
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Thirty trainees have started training in 24 police stations across Victoria and, across four years, funding will eventually lead to 60 trainees.
Police stations across Victoria are applying to have trainees employed through the program.
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Skillinvest won its 2016 DZDUG ZLWK /RQJHUHQRQJ &RO lege, creating 20 agricultural traineeships in north-west Victoria with money from a Drought Relief Fund.