Mentoring Program Helps Thousands of Apprentices and Trainees Stay on Track
In March 2018, Skillset launched the Mentor Plus […]
Skillset Trainee Takes out Top Award and Empowers Young Women to Work in Tech
Bathurst local and Skillset Workforce Trainee Laycee Covington-Gorst has won the prestigious 2019 Trainee of the Year at the Western Training Awards Gala Night held at the Orange Ex-Services Club, last Friday.
Chelsea’s found her calling and you can to!
Skillset Youth Connect is performing at an all time high following the success of Skillset’s SkillForce360 jobs and skills growth campaign. In their third quarter results, Youth Connect have exceeded their annual registration target by 16% and already achieved 6% over their annual target for placements! This showcases the number of young people’s lives our team have truly impacted.
Good News for Regional Unemployment Rates as Jobs Campaign Reaches Target
Skillset’s 2018/19 jobs and skills campaign “SkillForce360” has reached its target by placing 428 people into apprenticeships, employment or training across central and western NSW. Following on from the successful 2016 and 2017 “Pledge250” jobs campaign, Skillset raised the bar to 360 with this year’s campaign focusing on skills as well as jobs.
4 valuable lessons learnt after school
With the retirement age expected to rise to 67 by 2026-28, young people will soon work for 50 years or more. So it’s important to find what you love doing and make it into something that you’ll be happy spending half a century working on.
New Multi-sports Court Enhances Innovative Learning Opportunities for Students
Skillset Senior College Bathurst campus officially opened their much anticipated multi-purpose sports court this week to enhance the development of the college’s PDHPE program, with the intention of bringing greater opportunities for active participation amongst the school community.
Skillset Senior College Set to Open in Dubbo
Skillset Senior College is expanding to open its second campus in Dubbo in Term 1 2019. Initially catering for 34 Year 10 students, the school features a small and supportive learning environment that focusses on individual needs, student well-being, small class sizes and high levels of student engagement.
Apprentice Wage Subsidy to Support Regional and Remote Businesses
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy trial being launched on January 1, 2019 aims to support apprenticeships in skills need occupations in rural and regional areas. The subsidy will encourage participation in apprenticeships by employers who have not previously engaged apprentices, as well as re-engaging employers who may have disengaged from the system. Additional employer eligibility criteria will apply and local apprenticeship specialists Skillset are encouraging businesses to contact them for more information.
Hampton students enhance the natural habitats of vulnerable species
Skillset Environment Land Works crew recently completed a revegetation project with Hy-Tec Austen Quarry in Hartley. This project aimed at protecting the threatened species Silver-leaved Mountain Gums, creating additional natural habitat, reconnecting the landscape and producing future seed collection populations.
Scholarship is just the beginning for Dent
Skillset have launched their inaugural Skillset Christmas Scholarship which is a $1000 prize awarded to an individual from around the Central West and Orana region, who has excelled in their area of education or employment.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.