Australia’s innovative online website connecting apprentices with employers has today announced E-Focus as their new state partner.
Apprenticeship Central offers a range of online tools to help select, compare, apply and upload positions for apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies. More than 27,000 people have visited the site since its launch in May this year.
George Giuliani, CEO of E-Focus said he was very pleased to be involved in this exciting new development of matching apprentices and trainees with employers. E-focus operates a range of employment and training programs and is the lead agent in the Australian Apprenticeships Centre- Apprenticeships Melbourne.
“This marks a new beginning, a new collaborative approach in engaging the employer and apprentice and matching the right apprentice or trainee with the right employer,” said Mr Giuliani.
“We’ve been in the business of matching apprenticeships for over 5 ½ years and this innovative website is by far the best approach. Apprenticeship Central is a free service, open and accessible to everybody involved in apprenticeships and traineeships and links the right people together.”
“An important aspect to note, is that BUSY At Work and E-focus have been in this sector for over 30 years and Apprenticeship Central has been in the making for 3 ½ years. Through industry consultation and a clear understanding of their business these not for profit organisations have become the vanguard leading the way in linking these key sectors together for the greater good,” said Mr Giuliani.
BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles and creator of Apprenticeship Central said state partners were essential to creating a consultative and collegial approach to apprenticeships around Australia.
“Partnerships have already been developed in Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania as recognised providers and promoters of Apprenticeship Central and we are very excited to have E-Focus on board as the Victorian state partner.
“Strengthening our relationships with our state partners helps build on the foundation of Apprenticeship Central and we hope that organisations working in the apprenticeship industry will also embrace and utilise the site across Australia,” Mr Miles said.
Apprenticeship Central is looking for other organisations and industry bodies who wish to become a state partner. For more information please contact, Rod McShannon on 0428 719 198.
Brendan McConnell approached UMR Engines looking for an apprenticeship as an automotive mechanic. Although he had no previous industry experience, after taking the Harrison Career Assessment UMR Engines were willing to give him a chance.
“The boss took me around the workshop and then asked me to do the assessment. It took me about half an hour.
The blokes I work with help me along the way and it gives me great satisfaction that I’m able to help the customers”.
Brendan McConnell - UMR Engines
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