ETC celebrates its 25th birthday this month!
ETC’s Interim CEO Peter Wilson said it was an important time to reflect on the enormous contribution ETC had made to the communities in which it operates its employment, training and business services.
“ETC was formed by a group of astute Coffs Harbour business people that identified a growing need to address the area’s high unemployment,” Mr Wilson said.
“The company started with just a handful of employees that operated out of the Mudbrick complex in Duke Street, Coffs Harbour.
“Today, ETC is a thriving company with 137 employees and services communities stretching from the Gold Coast through to Wollongong.”
Mr Wilson said ETC has had a significant impact on local communities over the past 25 years.
“Since 1989, ETC has placed over 53,000 people into jobs; trained more than 25,000 people and helped over 36,000 small businesses to start-up and grow,” he said.
ETC’s Chairman Rod McKelvey said as a not-for-profit company, ETC reinvested its profits back into the business and into the communities in which it operates.
“We have been very proud to establish the ETC Community Support Fund in recent years as a vehicle for our philanthropy which has benefited many worthwhile community groups and organisations,” Mr McKelvey said.
Mr McKelvey added that ETC had also received many notable awards in recent years which recognised the company’s high performance culture.
“ETC is one of the leading Job Services Australia providers in Australia, we were named the 2013 NSW Small Training Provider of the Year, the Best Regional Business Enterprise Centre in 2012 and last year we received the NSW Business Chamber Excellence in Business Ethics award,” he said.
“None of this would have been possible however without the support of our clients, partners, employees and local communities.
“As we celebrate our 25th birthday, we would like to acknowledge and thank all those people who have supported us and helped ETC grow into the company that it is today.
“It’s been an amazing 25 years and we are looking forward to continuing to serve our communities for another quarter of a century.”