Partnership supports job training

By Kate Reid, 19 September 2018 , Comments

Northcott customers were presented with Statement of Attainments in Introduction to Working in a Warehouse Distribution Centre from TAFE NSW on Friday 7 September at a morning tea held at Northcott Parramatta.

The customers were part of a pilot project that sees TAFE NSW collaborating with Northcott to support young people with disability to obtain qualifications through Australia’s largest training provider.

A total of 11 Northcott Vocational Skills customers completed the course and were presented with their Statement of Attainments by TAFE NSW Head of Skills Team, Simon Bolton.

“TAFE NSW plays a critical role, not just in supporting the Northcott students reach their career ambitions, but also in ensuring they have the hands-on practical skills required to work in a warehouse distribution centre,” said TAFE NSW Head of Skills Team Simon Bolton.

“The warehousing industry continues to have a strong demand for jobs due to the growth in online retail, and the training TAFE NSW delivers equips students with the skills needed to gain employment.

“We look forward to working with Northcott on future pilot projects. We have over 1,200 courses available at TAFE NSW, so there is definitely scope to support Northcott’s customers across a range of industries.”

Northcott customer Ronald MacKenzie said the qualification has increased his confidence and improved his chances of finding work.

“I feel very confident now that the course has been completed,” he said.

“Usually I don’t study much, but having it completed proves that I can study quite well and with confidence.

“The good thing is that I now have some experience for my job search to be successful.

“Now I really just want to start work.”

Northcott Vocational Skills Coordinator Helen Sara added that Northcott was pleased to be working with TAFE NSW and excited for the future of the project.

“It is great that this warehouse course was able to be tailored to meet the needs of the participants,” Ms Sara said. 

“It will facilitate growth in their confidence, skills and knowledge within employment settings, and it has already assisted some candidates in achieving their goal of employment.”

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