Gforce Employment Solutions is bringing its successful Apprentices & Trainees program to Ballarat to help businesses build a strong future for themselves and the city's young people. The group training organisation, one of Victoria's largest employers of apprentices and trainees, wants to place 30 trainees and apprentices with businesses in the next 12 months. And program leader Lucy O'Reilly is adamant that's got to be good news for the regional city.
Young workers will get skills of a different kind in a partnership between Gforce and headspace. The partnership will help those aged 12 to 25 to better deal with they general, sexual and mental health and substance problems. Gforce chief Rob Birch said the company employed more than 420 apprentices and trainees in Geelong and both staff and clients had seen a need to enhance health service access, information and support. "Headspace Geelong now offers outreach alcohol and other drug (AOD) services at Gforce's offices for up to a day a week," Mr Birch said.
Gforce trainee Grace Brennan has been selected as an Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador in order to share her real-life success story with would-be trainees. The 19 year old has completed a certificate III traineeship in Education Support at Clonard College and is now currently completing her certificate IV.
Gforce staff members and their families assisted in packing up after Cottage by the Sea's annual fair on the weekend. The major fundraiser, held every year, raised over $70,000 for the children's charity. A big thank you to all the staff that donated their time to assist on the day. We look forward to next year's fair! About the Australian Children's Charity
Finding the right staff match for your business's needs is a constant challenge and can significantly impact your business from reaching its full potential. Here are some pointers that will help: 1. Plan your approach A thorough recruitment campaign involves a number of key steps to achieve the best outcome. Does your organisation have a Recruitment Action Plan?
Recruiting staff for your business is a great time to reassess your needs and how you can best achieve your goals moving forward. Using the 7 C’s of communication can assist you in planning your recruitment process. Clear: Have a clear understanding of the type of person and skills you are looking for, right from the outset; this will ensure your vision is maintained throughout the process.
Gforce has the pleasure of sharing with you some of our accomplishments and achievements during 2013/14. Below is a link to the 2013/14 Gforce Annual Review which provides a snapshot of the work we do in the Geelong, Ballarat and Wyndham communities helping people to find meaningful employment. It also highlights the many community groups and programs we regularly assist through our community giving.
VICTORIAN ALCOA SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVE: PROGRAM GUIDELINES A Victorian Government initiative that supports Alcoa supply chain businesses to manage the transition in response to the closure of Alcoa’s Point Henry aluminium smelter and rolling mill. PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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Two Geelong locals are shining a spotlight on vocational training after earning national recognition for being among the best apprentices and trainees in Australia. Carpentry apprentice Alexander Innes, 20, of Belmont, and Education trainee Grace Brennan, 18 of Highton, were among 19 people selected from a field of about 30,000 to take part in Group Training Australia's annual leadership program.