A Skills and Jobs Centre has opened at Federation Training’s Morwell campus, available to the young and old seeking a new career path or training option.
Project manager Jackson Long said the centre was one of many across Gippsland, funded through the State Government to link job seekers to employers.
“We’re about giving people the skills and the ability to look for jobs further afield than what they would normally,” Mr Long said.
“Get them out of the box and let them look beyond what they would normally.”
As part of the centre, two industry engagement coordinators are knocking on industries’ doors to find out what local employers are after.
“They want to know what the employers would like to see come to their door; what sort of skills would you like to see come to your door that could help you improve your company?” Mr Long said.
He said this knowledge could then be transferred into advice for Valley job seekers, who often didn’t realise how employable they were.
“The jobs are pretty thin on the ground here in the Latrobe Valley, but (this is about) the idea of actually giving people the ability to go and get a job when they do find one, or perhaps look further afield than what they have in the past,” Mr Long said.
“They might think their skills are very limited to one job, so (this gives them) the ability to come in and talk to someone who’s got a pretty broad range of skills and knowledge with industry, to actually have a talk with them.
“They might say, ‘well I can only do this or I can only do that’, and after the interview they may think, ‘oh ok, I’ve got all these other skills’.”
FedTraining is holding a series of free workshops at the Morwell campus, covering employability skills, resume writing, where the jobs are and interviews.
For more information or to book your place, phone 1300 133 717, email email@example.com or visit www.federationtraining.edu.au/service/skills_and_jobs_centre