Shoalhaven Paper Mill employees get Job Ready

Published: 9 Sep 2015

Shoalhaven Paper Mill employees embark on an exciting Job Ready program at TAFE Illawarra Nowra on Monday 31 August, 2015 to enhance their skills for future employment opportunities.

Up to 10 employees from the Shoalhaven Paper Mill will undertake a two week program through TAFE Illawarra to learn a variety of ways to enhance their job readiness.

The program will focus on enhancing career opportunities with practical skills including how to update resumes, explore online job opportunities, address job application criteria and improve interview skills.

Jack Evans, Workers Assistance Project Coordinator at the Shoalhaven Paper Mill is confident about the outcomes that can be achieved through the Program.

"The workers are extremely positive and very proactive to find future employment; there is the potential for jobs in the Shoalhaven, they just need to be upskilled," he said.

Mr Evans is pleased with the direction and assistance provided by TAFE Illawarra to tailor a program that is specifically targeted.

"What we have in place is fantastic; I like the inclusion of industry speakers to address the workers because it's good for them to hear from people who have done it all before.

"The workers have terrific skills; they just need some guidance to marry these skills to a new employer," said Mr Evans.

Joy Sharpe, Relieving Assistant Faculty Director for Business and Education is pleased TAFE Illawarra Nowra is able to assist the workers make some career and study choices.

"The program will be a combination of group learning and one on one time with a career counsellor to assist in understanding their career options, taking stock of current skills and abilities, understanding pathways to work and learning, and understanding what entitlements they have to Government subsidised training," said Ms Sharpe.

"We are proud to be supporting these workers in the process of finding new training and employment pathways in the Shoalhaven.



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