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New Industry Partnership To Benefit Dandenong Locals

06 April 2016

A new partnership between Chisholm Institute and Ventura Bus Lines to develop a Certificate III in Bus Driving Operations and Foundation Skills will create up to 150 jobs over the next two years.

Launching the course today, Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert said the partnership was a great example of industry and TAFEs joining forces to support locals.

The program, developed by Chisholm Institute and Ventura, will train participants in driver skills, fundamental safety, best-practice customer service and communications techniques.

Chisholm has also incorporated Foundations Skills into the course to support students who face any language, literacy or numeracy challenges.

Ventura plan to employ the course participants under a traineeship with students to attend monthly workshops.

The Andrews Labor Government fully supports TAFEs who want to join forces with industry to better meet workforce needs.

The Labor Government has launched a number of initiatives to improve industry engagement including the $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund which is helping TAFEs forge links with their local industries.

The Victorian Skills Commissioner, Neil Coulson, is also undertaking extensive work to match training with industry needs.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert

“This partnership between Chisholm and Ventura is an excellent example of a TAFE joining forces with local industry to support local students and jobs.”

“Ventura and Chisholm have a long-standing relationship, which benefits the local economy, supports quality training and creates jobs.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams

“Students undertaking this course will get the skills they need from Chisholm, as well as high quality on-the-job training with a great local company like Ventura.”

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