KGT Employment has a strong focus on retention rates and train job seekers for long term employment opportunities. In partnership with National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN, former Group Training Australia, GTA), KGT has been appointed as the VTEC provider for the Kimberley.
Following is information on the VTEC model and how it benefits employers and participants across the region.
VTEC stands for Vocational Training and Employment Centre and is a model piloted by Generation One. The Australian Government has adopted the model and is now funding it through the Indigenous Employment Programs.
The basis of VTEC is that an employer guarantees employment for an indigenous person that meets certain entry requirements. The VTEC provider identifies suitable candidates to fill the position and then helps prepare the candidate to meet the entry requirements.
VTEC assists employers through the provision of pre-employment programs to prepare potential candidates for entry into the workplace, as well as providing up to six months of post-placement support.
VTEC assists participants by preparing them for the workplace and supporting participants through the early stages of employment.
It allows us to provide personal support and mentoring to individuals who we’ve placed in jobs who aren’t undertaking apprenticeships or traineeships through KGT, as well as complementing the existing support provided to KGT’s apprentices and trainees.
VTEC funding can be utilised through all steps of the pre- and post-employment placement to help prepare candidates and assist employers in taking on new recruits. However, eligibility only occurs after 6 months of employment is achieved, so funding is in arrears for successful outcomes. VTEC does not conflict with Indigenous Wage Subsidies or existing funding from Job Service Providers and Remote Jobs and Communities Providers, so these funds can still be accessed to support the same placements.
Any employer seeking to recruit Indigenous employees or any Indigenous person seeking employment can access VTEC. Unlike other KGT programs, you do not need to be employed through KGT and you do not need to be undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship to access VTEC.
To find out more about VTEC, please contact your local KGT office on 9168 3808 (Kununurra) or 9192 8877 (Broome) and speak with one of our VTEC consultants.
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