How can we make it easy as possible for people in the Yarra Valley to get the skills they need to fill local jobs? SWEY wants to know!
SWEY (Seville, Woori Yallock, Mt Evelyn and Yarra Junction) is a partnership between Cire Services and Seville and Woori Community Houses. With support from the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board, we are gathering evidence about the state of employment education in our local area and how we can support more people to get the skills they need to work locally. This means connecting with businesses to learn what their needs are and connecting with community members to determine how to make training as easy to access as possible.
SWEY is a two-part consultation. Firstly, we want to gain information from community members (“learners”) about what barriers they face when considering a training program and how we can make it easier for people to get the skills they need close to home. Secondly, we want to connect with businesses (“employers”) in the Warburton Highway corridor and beyond to determine what skills they most value and what types of training we can offer that will best serve their needs.
“The Yarra Valley region is a vibrant community with diverse business interests and a lot to offer, but we suffer from a lack of public transportation and we are far from major training centres in the city,” explains Erica German, the SWEY Project Manager, “Cire already offers the most accessible training in the region and by partnering with Seville and Woori Community Houses we are making sure that it is as easy as possible for local people to gain the skills that they need to get meaningful employment in the area.”
If you live, train, or work in the region, we want to hear from you! What training programs would you like to see offered locally? What can we do to make it easier for people to attend? What supports can we put in place to make sure people succeed in their training programs? Get in touch on our website, www.swey.org.au where you can gain more information or fill in our short survey. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sweypartnership
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