Lee was named as finalist for Trainee of the Year at the 2019 North Coast & Mid North Coast Training Awards. Lee completed a Certificate III Business with ETC’s Earn While You Learn traineeship program.
“ETC has really cared about how I’m doing and that I’m understanding the course. My trainer Rex comes in every fortnight to make sure I’m on track which is really helpful,” he said.Read more
Jasmin Morris-Simonovic was named an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year finalist in the 2019 North Coast & Mid North Coast Training Awards.
She completed a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), as part of ETC’s Earn While You Learn traineeship program.
“I’m proud of what I have accomplished in my short life. I was a single mother at age 16 with no formal education – to now having qualifications, employment and a strong professional network.”Read more
Third year Apprentice Sarah represented the Lower Mid North Coast at the ETC Yes Chef Apprentice of the Year Grand Final cook-off competition.
“My employer is over the moon with the results I’ve been getting through ETC. We had been linked to another training provider previous to this, but weren’t happy with the service. ETC is definitely more hands-on and a lot more personal. They check up on me regularly to see how I’m going.”Read more
Nick is a second year Apprentice and won the ETC Yes Chef Apprentice of the Year – Coffs Coast regional final back with his mouth watering dish – Roasted King Prawns with Desert Oak Butter and Sea Succulents.
After participating in the Grand Final – Nick was crowned the winner!Read more
ETC partnered with OneLife Church to deliver a course for seven students to gain hands-on training in Hospitality.
During the five week course, the ETC students were taught things like how to properly use knives and cooking utensils, different methods and temperatures for cooking, hygiene, safe food handling practices and much more.
“I really wanted to improve my knife skills, I love it when they do the really fast chopping. I learn a lot better when I’m hands-on, so training here at this facility has made it a lot easier to learn,” said ETC Student Chloe Lauder.
After completing the Intro to Cookery course, Chloe gained employment with a local café thanks to her bubbly personality and newly acquired skills.Read more
“A month after completing my training through ETC – I was offered a job with Bethany Aged Care.”
“I get to help the residents get ready for their day, prepare them for bed, feed them and make sure they’re ok. I talk to them when they need someone to listen. I get pretty excited – it makes me happy coming here and helping them.”Read more
Debra completed ETC’s Certificate III in Individual Support and as a result, successfully gained employment in her new career.
“I went and had an interview with ETC first before I decided to go ahead with the course and just felt at ease with them. So I thought I’d start this and see how I go. Rhonda the ETC Trainer was amazing, the class was great, everyone got along so well, it was really good. I completed my 120 work placement hours at Omni Care in their day centre – dementia ward. I’m so glad I decided to do this.”Read more
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