A joint training partnership between TAFE Western and CareWest will deliver benefits for both organisations, its employees and the entire western NSW community.
That’s the belief of TAFE Western’s Institute Director Kate Baxter, who is excited the two organisations will come together to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on August 17.
Ms Baxter said the MOU meant the two parties would work together to identify and participate in training programs, while exploring opportunities for staff to engage in professional exchanges such as joint workshops and general upskill training opportunities.
“This partnership means two large organisations who work and live in the region can work collaboratively to achieve mutual benefits for our employees and the broader community,” Ms Baxter said.
“CareWest employees are the biggest winners because they will receive customised training specifically for the community sector.
“Some courses will be delivered for CareWest staff and the advantage of this model is that they can truly embed the learning in the workplace, including being able to internally coach and mentor participants.
“In the future our vision is to be able to offer people the chance to ‘enrol in a career’, a customised course with the prospect of employment through CareWest. This will deliver more completions for TAFE Western and prospective staff who are job ready for CareWest.”
CareWest’s Learning and Development Advisor, Kim Chalmers, added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our staff and for those interested in the community services sector as a career,” she said.
“We’re really excited to be able to offer training from industry professionals that addresses the specific needs of students and employers.”