National Skills Week 2019: August 26th – September 1st, 2019 marks a time to celebrate the important contributions vocational education and training ( VET ) makes to the lives of many Australians.

In recognition of National Skills Week 2019: Real Skills for Real Careers – Labourpower’s National Training Manager Tim Brown talks us through the importance of training in today’s workplace and the emerging trends and new growth drivers connecting skills training with job outcomes.

Why are weeks such a National Skills Week important?

Apprenticeships and other VET training programs can sometimes be overlooked but they offer a chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications that help people follow meaningful career paths.
This week is a timely reminder of the importance of training programs for individuals and businesses across the country. No matter if it’s an individual looking to upskill, or employers looking to support skills growth and optimise talent in the workplace – National Skills Week – helps raise awareness of the options available.

What type of training programs are businesses asking for?

In keeping with this year’s National Skills Week theme – Real Skills for Real Careers – we find that companies are increasingly recognising the value of developing skills within their own organisations.

When a client chooses Labourpower as their training service provider, we can design a customised training program and also advise clients about any available government-funded incentives that maybe available to employers to help subsidise employee training programs.

One of the more popular current trends is for LP Training Services to run on-site tailored training programs that meet the specific needs of a business.

Tell us more about the customised programs from LP Training Services

LP Training Services was created as part Labourpower’s aim to revolutionise the scope of the recruitment industry within Australia.

Example 1: Skill gaps
Labourpower recently developed a training program to fill a skills shortage for one of our clients in the Transport Industry. We developed a customised cadetship program for the company to use in New South Wales and Queensland. Through this program, the client now has the freedom to employ any driver and upskill them to have the correct licence necessary for their business needs. The training designed by Labourpower also qualified for government subsidies allowing the company to pay to upskill their team and recoup some of the associated cost.

Example 2: Tailored training
Labourpower’s LP Training Services is not just for labour hire clients as we can also service the training needs of any employer across Australia. We were recently approached by a HR manager in a retail sales environment to help design a tailored program that can be rolled out across the organisation and linked to pay increases and their EBA. Once particular skill-sets are identified for individuals and the business – LP Training Services provides an on-site trainer to run a relevant training course.

Example 3: Apprenticeships
Labourpower also has active Australian apprenticeships across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to help target a skills shortage in some areas. Through our apprenticeship program we have been able to upskill staff and develop a team of people holding qualifications in skills shortage areas.

Example 4: Leadership programs
Hiring and training new people for the team can be a costly exercise for employers with existing team members being more experienced and productive than a new employee. To help increase staff retention, career development incentives can be effective such as leadership development programs. Labourpower offers a leadership and management training plan to help businesses develop leaders for the future.

To find out more about our tailored training solutions, get in touch with our experienced team today.

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