Precision Frames and Trusses based in Wauchope has been announced as the Enterprise & Training Company Limited (ETC) Employer of the Month for October.
The new business went into production mode in August and has created a large amount of employment for the region.
“I grew up in Wauchope and I think it’s great for the area. Everyone’s got families and mouths to feed,” said Precision Site Manager Reay Innes.
The manufacturer is currently in Stage 1 of a four stage process and their goal is to have anywhere from 50-60 employees.
“It feels great to be awarded as Employer of the Month, our aim is to be Employer of the Year,” Mr Innes said.
“We will continue to source our labour needs locally and encourage applicants to apply for positions as they become available.”
Wauchope local and Factory Worker Kane Willmott started working with the Precision team from when it first opened its doors.
“It’s great Precision has given local guys a future and they make a quality product,” Kane said.
ETC Business Relationship Manager Leeanne Stewart thanked Precision for already providing jobs for twelve of ETC’s unemployed clients.
“Precision Frames and Trusses committed to opening its business in Wauchope and employing locally. This has had a huge impact for the unemployment in the area. Precision was keen to look at our unskilled clients to provide training and employment opportunities,” Ms Stewart said.
“We discussed the needs of some basic training to assist our clients not only in the interviews but also to maintain their employment.”
Thanks to a partnership between Wauchope TAFE and ETC, the job seekers undertook a pre-employment program involving job tasters, Literacy/Numeracy testing, one-on-one interviews, medicals, team building workshops and a 3 week part Qualification from Certificate II in Construction.
“ETC has been great. They’ve been with us all the way along. Nothings ever a drama. It has been a fantastic partnership,” Mr Innes said.
ETC provides employment, business and training services in the Hastings area. If you need help finding a job, are looking for staff or are interested in up-skilling, then contact ETC on 1800 007 400 or visit www.etcltd.com.au