NSW’s 2013 Small Training Provider of the Year, ETC, has seen an unprecedented interest in Aged Care training in recent weeks.
ETC’s Acting National Training Manager Karen Busby said 188 people on the Coffs Coast had expressed interest in Aged Care traineeships over the past two weeks.
“ETC has seen a steady interest in Aged Care training over the past two years, however this has definitely spiked in recent weeks in response to a new industry-led Aged Care training program, Ready to Care,” Ms Busby said.
Ms Busby said Ready to Care, which was supported by State Training Services, was offering 10 traineeships to people with no previous experience at Aged Care homes in Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Bellingen.
“It appears local people are recognising that the Aged Care industry is where the jobs are and those with a genuine interest in this area are willing to re-train and up skill to secure employment in this rapidly growing sector,” she said.
“What sets ETC’s aged care training apart is our involvement with industry and the tailoring of our training delivery to meet local industry needs.”
Nambucca’s Ernest Boyce recently graduated from ETC’s dual Certificate III in Aged Care and Home and Community Care and was offered employment at Pacifica Aged Care facility before he even graduated.
“This is the first permanent employment I’ve had in four years,” Mr Boyce said.
“Prior to doing the aged care training I was feeling pretty down and out because I just wanted a job. I wanted to work.
“Working in the aged care industry wasn’t something I had thought of but I’m really enjoying it. I’ve got my self-esteem back again now.”
If you are interested in undertaking a Certificate in Aged Care contact our training team on 1800 007 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org