Local Employer Council formed

Booths motor group a founding member of new Central Coast employer group

The Local Employer Council (LEC) is a newly formed initiative focussed solely on encouraging Central Coast businesses working together to boost the ongoing development of the Central Coast labour force.

Local employers from a range of industry sectors are involved and are collaborating to help increase employment opportunities on the Central Coast. Booth’s Motor Group is one such business working with the LEC to generate youth employment by employing more apprentices and trainees throughout the business. Booth’s employs a total of 11 automotive technician apprentices, one parts interpreter apprentice, two trainee sales cadets and two school based trainee technicians.

Hyundai Dealer principal and LEC member, Mr David Booth, said the LEC has created a leaflet to assist businesses in the task of employing more young people. The leafl et is titled “4 Steps to Employing an Apprentice or Trainee,” and contains the basic steps to help businesses that are unsure of the most effective methods to securing an apprentice or trainee, find the right candidate. “If every Central Coast business was to employ one trainee or apprentice, the youth unemployment level would plummet,” Mr Booth said. “With the collective thoughts and actions of the members of the Local Employer Council, we aim to be able to increase employment opportunities for youth on the Coast,” Mr Booth said.

Media release, Aug 5, 2016 Jessica Brett, ET Australia