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Westvic Staffing Solutions Staff and Programs Recognised

The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia celebrates the achievements of apprentices, trainees and group training organisations at annual gala dinner

In Melbourne on Friday 6 December, the winners of the 2019 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia Awards were announced during a gala dinner at Parliament House. The 13 awards recognise the successes of apprentices, trainees and group training organisations across the state, with nominees hailing from Horsham to Bairnsdale, Warrnambool to Echuca.

 

Westvic Staffing Solutions was delighted to receive an award for our newly introduced Shaping Futures Pilot Program.

The Shaping Futures Pilot Program adopted a targeted approach for creating employment outcomes for secondary students with a disability, giving them an increased chance of entering mainstream employment post-secondary school. The program has created and supported in excess of 40 school-based employment outcomes for secondary students with a disability across all Westvic locations. The program has worked closely with local secondary schools and TAFE Institutes to design and develop training packages that will integrate into their secondary study timetable.

The program has enabled a mix of school-based employment opportunities, with support tailored to the individual needs of the students. This support provided has included pre-employment preparation, enhanced tailored mentoring to suit the individual, and support and mentoring for the engaged host employers, some of which will not have had experience employing individuals with a disability.

 

Wesvic also joins the Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Australia in congratulating the following staff on their GTO Industry Service Awards, recognising 10 or more years of service in the industry.

Michael Bellamy – 30 years service and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Veronica MacLean – 20 years service award

Brendan Hawkins – 15 years service awards

Wayne Robertson – 15 years service award

Anthony Smith – 10 year service award

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