ETC a finalist for the NSW Training Awards

Enterprise & Training Company (ETC) has been named a finalist in the 2016 NSW Training Awards – Small Training Provider of the Year Award.

ETC’s CEO Jenny Barnett said this was a huge accomplishment for the company’s training team given the great uncertainty and change in the training industry over the past 12 months.

“I’m thrilled for the ETC training team who have worked hard to develop innovative new training programs, improve our quality systems and processes and strengthen our industry partnerships,” Ms Barnett said.

“Most importantly, they have significantly reduced disadvantage in the communities we operate by successfully up skilling disadvantaged people.”

ETC’s General Manager Training and Business Services Karen Busby applauded her team for their efforts over the past 12 months.

“At a time when everyone else was talking about challenges, our team saw only opportunities,” Ms Busby said.

“We introduced our Work It program which focuses on learning by doing in a real life industry environment under the guidance and supervision of our trainers,” Ms Busby said.

“The smaller class sizes and hands-on practical learning enhances the learning experience for the student and is designed to increase completion rates and employment outcomes.

Ms Busby said ETC had also worked hard to establish formal partnerships with industry providers including Slipways Restaurant who were very supportive of the model.

Slipways Supervisor Alex said the program had a positive impact on their restaurant in Tuncurry.

“Even our customers liked the idea and were really supportive. They gave the students encouragement and pointers,” Alex said.

“The students improved very quickly once they got in and had a go.”

According to Alex the program was a good way to evaluate potential staff.

“It’s just like putting someone through a work trial where you can get an idea of how they work.”

The winners of the NSW Training Awards will be announced on Thursday 8 September in Sydney.

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