If you’re a school leaver, job seeker, someone wanting to advance your career or perhaps even a career change, then you should check out ETC’s WorkIT training programs.
ETC’s Executive Manager Training Karen Busby said ETC had a strong track record of delivering training that resulted in jobs and career advancement for students.
“We are really excited to be offering new training programs in 2015 in the high growth industries of Aged Care, Child Care, Hospitality, Retail and Business,” Ms Busby said.
“Our courses will provide real life skills training that is delivered in the workplace under our trainer’s guidance.
“This practical experience is fundamental in giving our students the skills and experience they need to achieve their goals.”
Ms Busby said a strong point of difference with ETC’s new training programs was the introduction of “experience sessions”.
“We will be running information/experience sessions before our courses begin to ensure prospective students have a clear understanding of what to expect from the industry and our program,” she said.
“This is designed to maximise course completions and job outcomes by helping people self-identify upfront their suitability to work in a particular industry.”
Ms Busby said ETC’s new training programs were geared towards providing the best experience possible for students.
“We are purposely keeping our class sizes small so our students receive personal quality service,” she said.
“ETC was named the best small training provider in NSW in 2013 and we are confident our new training programs will help us continue to change the course of people’s lives and help put them on the pathway to success.”
For further information about ETC’s WorkIT training programs visit etcltd.com.au/training/workit/ or contact your local ETC office on 1800 007 400.
Gold Coast woman Pamela Hutchinson completed the Certificate III Home & Community Care and Aged Care dual course through ETC after working in the Hospitality industry for the last 10 years. Ms Hutchinson was placed into a job straight away at St Vincent’s Care Services after completing her training.
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It has changed my whole life. It’s so rewarding seeing the clients who are grateful to see me”, Ms Hutchinson comments.
“I can actually say now that I enjoy going to work, I absolutely love it”.
Coffs Harbour’s Fay Smith graduated from ETC’s Certificate III in Aged Care / Certificate III Disability on Friday. Fay, along with two of her classmates have secured employment with Woolgoolga Aged Care. Ms Smith said this was a major career shift for her after being self-employed in the food industry for the last 12 years.
“It is tremendously rewarding – fulfilling on so many levels. This is a chance for me to give back to the community,” Ms Smith comments.
“My teacher Vicki was amazing because she was so inspiring and motivating. She would relate the training book back to her personal experience in the industry which put it into perspective for us.”
Port Macquarie local Emily Fursey enrolled into ETC’s Childcare course and as a result was placed into a full time traineeship with River Street Early Learning Centre.
“ETC helped me to achieve my career goals by giving me this opportunity”, Miss Fursey said.
“My trainer Anneke has been really helpful. All the girls at ETC have been great”.
Coffs Harbour’s Ben Sullivan has an exciting year ahead after securing employment with Hog’s Breath Cafe since completing his Certificate II in Hospitality with ETC. Mr Sullivan was given the opportunity to practice his new skills behind the bar at Brandy’s restaurant which prepared him for this new role.
“I’m much more confident within myself now compared to 12 months ago,” Mr Sullivan said.
“There are big opportunities out there for me now after doing this course.”
Port Macquarie local Ian Hutchinson recently completed Aged Care training with ETC and is now working as a full time AIN with Uniting Care Ageing. Mr Hutchinson said the best part about the course was the hands-on industry experience.
“I completed 50 hours in the facility as part of the course”, Mr Hutchinson said. “All the theory falls into place once you start the practical side of things.”
Local woman Belinda Taylor recently completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care through ETC. After completing her work experience phase with Nambucca Preschool Ms Taylor was offered employment with the centre. Ms Taylor has only just returned to the workforce after 9 years of looking after her son.
“I’ve always wanted to work with kids and now I can,” Ms Taylor said.
“The best part about the training was the support from the teacher and classmates.”