VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT CENTRE (VTEC)
Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) are an Australian Government initiative based on GenerationOne’s employment model. The objective of VTEC is to support Indigenous jobseekers into a sustainable job. The key feature of a VTEC is the guarantee of a job before job-specific training starts. VTECs are required to:
- source guaranteed jobs
- provide or source job specific training
- support the job seeker into work
- supporting the job seeker through 26 weeks of employment
Birrang has recently been awarded the Vocational Training and Employment Centre contract and delivers to the following communities and regions;
Murdi Paaki Region
Broken Hill, Central Darling, Bourke, Cobar, Brewarrina Walgett, Coonamble, Bogan and Warren
Central West Region
Gilgandra, Narromine, Western Plains (includes Dubbo and Wellington), Warrumbungle, Mid-Western Regional Council, Lithgow, Bathurst, Oberon, Cabonne, Orange, Blayney, Cowra, Hilltops Council (includes: Boorowa, Harden, Young), Weddin, Forbes and Parkes.
Lachlan, Bland, Griffith, Leeton, Balranald, Hay, Murrumbidgee (includes Jerilderie), Narrandera, Coolamon, Temora, Junee, Gundagai (includes Cootamundra), Snowy Valleys (includes: Tumut & Tumbarumba), Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Edward River (includes Deniliquin and Conargo), Wakool, Murray, Berrigan, Federation (includes Corowa & Urana), Greater Hume and Albury.
The objective of a VTEC is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers (including school leavers) into sustainable employment. A VTEC aims to secure guaranteed jobs from Employers; provide pre-employment training to each Participant relevant to the job; and provide on-going support to both Employers and Participants during their Employment for 26 weeks, including provision of mentoring and training that is relevant for the Participant and the job.