Hat-trick for busi­ness

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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.

The statewide Jobs Vic­to­ria-vic­to­ria Po­lice pro­gram oc­curs via a school-based trainee­ship pro­gram.

Funded by Jobs Vic­to­ria af­ter a suc­cess­ful pi­lot pro­gram hosted by Skillinvest, the pro­gram in­volves stu­dents studyLQJ D &HUWL¿FDWH ,,, LQ %XVLQHVV and un­der­tak­ing an ad­min­is­tra­tion trainee­ship. The pro­gram pro­vides stu­dents with paid part-time em­ploy­ment in an of¿FH EDVHG HQYLURQPHQW LQ SR lice sta­tions.

Em­ploy­ment and train­ing oc­cur over two years.

The pro­gram, through the $XVWUDOLDQ WD[ RI¿FH 9LFWRULD Po­lice and other gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties, of­fers path­ways and fur­ther trainee­ships to stu­dents on com­ple­tion of the trainee­ships.

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.

In 2017, Skillinvest re­ceived the same award for its Dan­deQRQJ RI¿FH µ/LIW 2II¶ VWXGHQW pro­gram, de­signed to tran­si­tion stu­dents back into ed­u­ca­tion WKURXJK D ÀH[LEOH VDIH DQG non-threat­en­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Skillinvest won its 2016 DZDUG ZLWK /RQJHUHQRQJ &RO lege, cre­at­ing 20 agri­cul­tural trainee­ships in north-west Vic­to­ria with money from a Drought Re­lief Fund.

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