Employer Briefing and Conversation Session
3 November 2022
What it is
This project involves working with at least 20 disengaged youth (17-25 years) to trial a program to fill agri-food jobs focusing on food production and supply work. It will include mentoring, transport assistance, work ready training, skills set training covering six units of competency (reflecting the needs of multiple employers) and providing pathways to qualifications, required tickets, work placements and entry to sustained employment.
How it works
Employers and potential employees get to “speed date” by becoming familiar with each other through time. We will identify a mutual fit. Trainees will receive targeted training to the skill specs you need most in your enterprise which other employers need too. The objective is that trainees all receive permanent jobs in time for the Easter trading period in 2023. They will also be able to work across multiple employers if the need arises throughout the year as the season demands.
Employers will get to know each other, building trust and a willingness to share workers between workplaces. They will also have advice made available to them to improve their ability to attract and retain staff.
If you are an employer producing and/or selling food or beverages in the Canberra Region, please consider joining the project.
Nominate your business here. Note that not all enterprises will qualify to participate given the limited number of trainees and work ready candidates available in this first trial. Of those that do, each business must commit and take all reasonable steps to ensure that there are genuine ongoing job vacancies available for our job seekers. We commit to involve most nominees over time as the program grows
Please get in contact with us first. You will then need to connect with OCTEC or another approved provider for the Transition to Work program. Let them know you would like to be involved in this program.
See this link: Transition to Work - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government (dewr.gov.au)
This project has been funded by Workforce Australia - Local Jobs