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Loans? Yes we do those.
And lots of them.
Call Paul Barton at the Wodonga branch on 02 6024 1555
to make an appointment.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124.
WODONGA TAFE has a
long and proud history of
helping the local business
community manage their
TAFE Enterprise Development Consultant
Dean Harris said one of the most effective ways
in assisting local businesses was through the
provision of a training needs analysis.
"This analysis allows the business to analyse
the skills required to achieve strategic goals and
how this compares with the existing skill base of
its employees,'' he said.
Mr Harris said industry advisors from Wodonga
TAFE could visit local enterprises and identify
skill gaps in the business.
"We can then help to design tailor-made
training programs to meet those gaps,'' he said.
"We can also advise businesses on the best
methods of securing the appropriate state or
Mr Harris said once a training plan had been
implemented businesses could begin to reap the
rewards by reducing both staff turnover and the
impact of skills shortages, as well as achieving
return on investment from training which results in
an increase in sales and productivity.
"This means that local businesses have a
smaller pool of available labour and, as a result,
the training of existing staff to fill workforce
gaps is a cost effective and locally responsive
alternative to external recruiting.''
Wodonga TAFE also offers career counselling
advice and recognition of prior learning services
to help students understand their skills, abilities
and knowledge base.
The system helps them to understand how
their existing skills fit within the qualifications
framework and what they need to study in order
to achieve their goals.
TAFE career counsellors can assist with career
pathway planning, course selection, identifying
employability skills, knowledge of the world of
work and acquisition of job-seeking skills.
The Wodonga Skills Store, part of a
government initiative, also provides services to
residents to help convert their skills and abilities
into a real qualification.
The Skills Store is based at Wodonga TAFE
and has outreach centres at Mt Beauty,
Corryong and Yarrawonga and offers a mobile
service to other businesses in North East
Wodonga TAFE helps
staff training plans
to increase sales and
productivity and help
reduce staff turnover.
l Enterprise Development
consultant Dean Harris
discusses training needs
with client Chanel Walsh.
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