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Upskilling for Older Workers
We had a very informative February meeting with guest speaker Jessica Horne from Verto presenting information that should be of real interest to employers of older staff and aged employees.
Verto is a work skills organisation that facilitates apprenticeship and employment training. Verto was recently awarded sole provider status to implement the Skills Checkpoint Program for Older Workers by the Department of Small Jobs and Industry.
The Skills Checkpoint Program is aimed at upskilling workers from 45 to 70 years of age by providing dollar for dollar funding to train for the purpose of increasing skills to change or upgrade existing career skills.
The kinds of training have a reasonably broad scope so businesses and workers interested in upskilling staff or themselves should look into this project closely.
For further information visit the Verto website or call Jessica Horne on 1300 4 VERTO.
The Picton Chamber of Commerce meetings are held at 6:00pm for 6:15pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Picton Bowling Club Argyle Street Picton.
Photography and recording were take on the night and will be published here shortly.