Latest News from GROW Gippsland

Voice. Treaty. Truth

This year’s theme for National NAIDOC Week speaks of the importance for all voices to be heard. For truth to be told and accepted and for everyone to move into the future united. A significant step in ensuring all Australians feel a part of their community and country is through being understood and accepted in their work…

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New skills in an emerging industry

A recent partnership between Compact Member TAFE Gippsland and Sea Electric will see employment of people interested in the electric vehicle industry receive training developed and delivered through the collaboration. The courses will focus on skills specific to the manufacturing of electric vehicles and will include; engineering, vehicle maintenance, manufacturing and auto-electrical. SEA Electric, with the assistance of the Latrobe…

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“No one is voiceless if you really listen to them”

Wednesday night saw 80 employers, disability support providers and industry representatives gather at the Warragul Country Club for the ‘A Job for Everyone’ networking dinner. The event sought to highlight the impact having a job makes on someones life by breaking down perceptions, changing attitudes of low expectations and filling people with passion through real-life examples. Guest…

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Local opportunities intended as Avon River Bridge contract awarded

CPB Contractors have been awarded the contract to design and build the new Avon River bridge in Stratford. The contractors will work closely with GROW Gippsland and the local community, to identify opportunities for local employment and procurement, intended to maximise the Gippsland economy. With construction set to begin later this year, the Avon River bridge…

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Stepping stones on the pathway to a career

On June 28 the Multicultural Friendship Group, who meet every Friday at the Moe GEST, heard from representatives from the Latrobe Valley Authority, TAFE Gippsland, Latrobe Community Health Service and Gippsland Learn Local about ‘job taster’ opportunities. Health and community service, along with construction, positions are in high demand in the Gippsland region. In an…

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Not just a source of timber, but a stable employer

On June 4, GROW Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley Authority and the Department of Education & Training, Victoria – Higher Education and Skills Group met with HVP Plantations in Gelliondale for a tour of their site. The journey of pine throughout the whole site was displayed, from clippings and potting to boxing and delivery. Staff return…

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