ET Australia Training College is offering fee-free short training courses thanks to the State Government’s Skilling for Recovery initiative.
The courses are targeted at industries where there are skills shortages and the training will provide students with core skills employers are looking for when hiring staff.
ET Australia Training College Manager, Cath Roden, said consultation with Central Coast employers had helped ET Australia choose courses that will provide students with skills and knowledge for entry level employment.
“Some of the employers consulted have agreed to offer selected students from ET Australia’s courses traineeship jobs,” Roden said.
Free courses on offer are: Workplace Communication/First Aid, starting May 20; Disability, starting June 21; and Introduction to Care Support Work, starting June 23.
Students who successfully complete the courses will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and a possible reduction in student fees if these short courses form part of their future study at ET Australia Training College.
Those students attending the Workplace Communication/First Aid course will receive a First Aid certificate.
There are some simple eligibility criteria for students to meet, so anyone interested should contact ET Australia Training College to see if they are eligible.
Local employer CA Care said the courses, subsidised by the NSW State Government, were a great initiative.
“The skills students obtain will make them more employable,” a spokesperson said.
Roden said courses offered in March and April were completely full.
“Potential students need to act fast if they want to take up these fee free training opportunities with ET Australia Training College as places are extremely limited,”” she said.
For details see the ET Australia website.
Media release, May 10