21 March 2012
Workskills for Indigenous workers
Partnering with Workskills
Kate Miguel is Business Development Manager for registered training organisation Workskills, with a territory spanning multiple country towns and centres west of Toowoomba.
Through a partnership with Indigenous Workstars, a number of employment opportunities have been created for Indigenous jobseekers in towns such as Roma and Chinchilla.
“A lot of the resource sector companies have busy schedules and foremen and supervisors need help with mentoring new employees,” said Kate.
“Workskills provides the training for the jobseekers we place, but some jobseekers need that additional support to settle into the workplace, and that’s where our relationship with Maree and the Indigenous Workstars team is extremely valuable.
“We’ve found that when we combine training with mentoring, employers are enjoying better success with their new workers, and they have more time to dedicate to the actually running of their business or facilities.”
Kate said she had received positive feedback regarding two young women placed in administration roles who were currently being trained in Certificate III in Business Administration.