HITsa in conjunction with Workforce Australia ran an entry level retail skills program funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
The project consisted of two training programs that ran in May and June. These were the first courses to be delivered at HITsa’s new Mount Barker site.
Each course ran for 3 weeks. Attendance was exemplary and all participants successfully completed the program. The students all expressed that the skills they learnt will assist with their employment prospects.
In addition to gaining employment skills, participants also addressed personal barriers through their involvement. Participation provided experience with routine and purpose through the commitment of attending classes each day, building personal confidence through interactions with new people and active participation in group activities and a sense of achievement by seeing a task through from start to finish with a successful result.
Pictured below sees students engaged in theory and practical training, creating a merchandise display.
The Workforce Australia Local Jobs program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.