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Eleven Northcott customers have just completed two pre-employment
training programs through TAFE NSW resulting in them securing
employability skills and knowledge to become job-ready.
The tailor made Statement of Attainment for Introduction to Working
in a Warehouse and Statement of Attainment for Introduction to Retail
qualifications were offered due to the growth in the retail and
warehouse industry, and to support the customers to be ready for work
placement with a Northcott employment partner.
Northcott Vocational Skills Coordinator, Helen Sara said this is a
fantastic opportunity for their customers to broaden their skillset.
“The TAFE NSW qualification will equip our customers with greater
capability to be job ready when they are ready to enter the
workforce,” she said.
“It has been great to work with TAFE NSW to develop this tailored
program to meet the needs of our participants. Not only will it
facilitate growth in confidence, skills and knowledge with employment
setting, it has already assisted some customers in achieving their
goal of employment.”
TAFE NSW Head of Supply Chain and eCommerce Skills Team, Simon Bolton
said this is the first time the disability service provider has worked
with TAFE NSW to deliver customised training to their customers.
“TAFE NSW is happy to help Northcott customers reach their career
ambitions, ensuring they have the hands-on practical skills employers
are looking for,” he said.
“Online shopping in Australia is growing rapidly, with over $2
billion spent in 2017. Businesses in Australia will be increasingly
looking to enter the online marketplace or to expand their existing
online operations, and as such will require workers with skills in
warehousing and drop shipping (a retail fulfilment method).
“As part of the training, participants will learn how to pick and
process orders, package and receive goods, work effectively in a team
and work safely. TAFE NSW is happy to provide these qualifications to
Northcott customers, to ensure they are equipped to gain employment.”
As Australia’s largest training provider, TAFE NSW delivered this
training to Northcott customers using their expert industry trainers
in a way that fits their business operations and needs.
Northcott customer, Ronald MacKenzie said completing the
pre-employment training program has increased his confidence and
improved his chances of finding work.
“I feel very confident to engage with employers, now that I have
learnt the basics,” he said.
“I normally don’t knuckle down and study much, but participating in
this pre-employment program has demonstrated that I can study quite
well if I really focus on it. The good thing is that I now have some
experience to gain employment.”
To learn more about customised training at TAFE NSW visit, www.tafensw.edu.au/enterprise .
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