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29 April 2020
A Wimmera university is hoping to use its career support centre as a hub to upskill and redirect jobseekers into industries experiencing shortages of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federation University Australia is encouraging affected workers to visit centres at Federation TAFE’s Horsham and Ballarat campuses for career and recruitment support.
Jobs and Skills Centre Training and Employment advisor Brad Smith said the university was trying to direct people into industries with shortages of workers.
“We know a lot of people have lost work as a result of the pandemic and we can help them identify existing skills that can be transferred to other industries where there is a demand for workers, such as healthcare and IT,” he said.
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“We provide free expert advice and support to all jobseekers, whether that’s help choosing a TAFE or training course to help them into the career they want, or providing help finding and applying for jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships or accessing financial support.”
Centre staff also work closely with industries to determine their workforce needs, and offer businesses recruitment and skills analysis services.
“You don’t have to be a student at a Federation TAFE or university to use a Skills and Jobs Centre,” Mr Smith said.
“We assist prospective and current students, apprentices and trainees, people who are unemployed or retrenched, people returning to work, new immigrants or refugees and people looking to change their career.”
People can call 5327 6540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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