Employers awarded for help
EMPLOYERS who helped Glendyne Education and Training Centre students gain work skills and knowledge this year have been recognised and presented certificates of appreciation for their support.
Some 27 employers from Hervey Bay and Maryborough have been thanked by Glendyne including Torquay Hotel general manager Darren Carter.
He took on Glendyne hospitality student Jesse Keet for work experience and recently hired him as a school-based apprentice chef.
Mr Carter said he’d been involved in Glendyne’s work placement program for a couple of years and it allowed the hotel to train the students to their standards.
“We train them up the way we want them to be trained,” he said.
Mr Carter said in Jesse’s case, the hotel would end up with a fully qualified chef at the end of the day.
“Next year we’ll probably do the same,” he said.
“We try to take a school-based traineeship every year either in the kitchen or the bar.”
Glendyne work placement officer Donna West said this year’s work placement program had been the best ever, with the highest recorded number of employers participating.
“This is a fantastic outcome allowing students the opportunity to link with employers to gain valuable skills and knowledge making the transition into the workplace and wider community much easier,” she said.
“Throughout the year we have had approximately 30 of our students and GSFW participants involved in work placement or work experience.”
Glendyne’s Get Set For Work Program is a joint initiative funded by the State Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.