Enterprise & Training Company (ETC) has been named a finalist in the 2016 NSW Training Awards – Small Training Provider of the Year Award.
ETC’s CEO Jenny Barnett said this was a huge accomplishment for the company’s training team given the great uncertainty and change in the training industry over the past 12 months.
“I’m thrilled for the ETC training team who have worked hard to develop innovative new training programs, improve our quality systems and processes and strengthen our industry partnerships,” Ms Barnett said.
“Most importantly, they have significantly reduced disadvantage in the communities we operate by successfully up skilling disadvantaged people.”
ETC’s General Manager Training and Business Services Karen Busby applauded her team for their efforts over the past 12 months.
“At a time when everyone else was talking about challenges, our team saw only opportunities,” Ms Busby said.
“We introduced our Work It program which focuses on learning by doing in a real life industry environment under the guidance and supervision of our trainers,” Ms Busby said.
“The smaller class sizes and hands-on practical learning enhances the learning experience for the student and is designed to increase completion rates and employment outcomes.
Ms Busby said ETC had also worked hard to establish formal partnerships with industry providers including Target who were very supportive of the model.
Ballina Target Store Manager David Rootsey said the training program had many benefits for his business.
“This was great for my team because we had the extra help at a busy time of year. The group of students were really eager and had great customer service skills. Overall the personal presentation from the students was outstanding,” Mr Rootsey said.
“We had all the help and assistance we needed from ETC which made the whole experience enjoyable.”
The winners of the NSW Training Awards will be announced on Thursday 8 September in Sydney.
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