5th Sep 2018

Career Preparation Programs lead directly to employment opportunities.

Skilling Queensland for Work Individual Support Career Preparation Program participants

The first of 6 career development programs delivered by non-profit organisation Five Bridges commenced in Maroochydore last week.

The fully subsidised programs aim to build skills that will lead directly to local job opportunities in the field of aged care, disabilities and call centre operations.

The programs have generated significant interest in the community and from employer groups with the first program oversubscribed with job seekers wanting to enter these industries.

These practical programs combine formal learning and on-the-job work experience so that on completion of the program graduates walk away with a nationally recognised qualification, such as Certificate II Business or Certificate II Individual Support, and hands-on workplace experience.  Most importantly the program is aligned to opportunities for employment with local employers.

Leading Sunshine Coast employers including Stellar Asia Pacific, are lining up to employ program graduates in their buzzing Sunshine Coast call centre.

Sundale Elderly Care Centre in Nambour has partnered with the program to provide the practical experience to students with the goal of employing job-ready program graduates.

“Our graduate employment rate is well above the state average due to our practical courses, guaranteed workplace experience and our ability to partner with key industry employers.” said Julieanne Eisemann, CEO at Five Bridges.

These career preparation programs are being delivered in partnership with Look Now Training, a well-respected Sunshine Coast based Registered Training Organisation and are proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Government Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

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