On August 31, the Belconnen Comunity Service Childcare Pre Employment Program won the ACT Training award for Industry collaboration. The program was a finalist in last year’s awards and took out the prize this year.
BCS CEO Dira Horne said that is was, “An evening to celebrate, I wish to acknowledge in particular Julie Gorrell [BCS Senior Manager for People and Culture] for leading this project with Ginninderry and CIT. You are a star, also a huge thanks to all our Children Services Directors and Educators for supporting this initiative without you this could not have had the success we achieved.”
Gorrell said, “It was an absolute pleasure for me to be at the 2017 Training Awards last night representing BCS. What a privilege it is to be part of this program and a big thank you goes out to all those involved. This year we are running two versions of this program. One is in Childcare again with a Certificate III in Education and care. The second is across disability programs and Community Care, offering a Certificate III in Individual Support with a dual focus on disability and aged care. I am so proud of working for an organisation who is willing to think diversely, take a risk and offer a program to those disengaged from the workforce as a recruitment strategy. This is a very practical example of BCS applying its values of integrity, respect, optimism, inclusion and stewardship to its community, to those who have not yet engaged with BCS. Well done BCS and thank you to the commitment of BCS to run this program, all the childcare programs as well as the community programs involved in this initiative.”
In her acceptance speech, Ginninderry’s Training and Employment Manager, Emma Sckrabei said, “We all got together and created local jobs for local people and really changed some people who were really disconnected from the labour market. We changed their lives, they’re now working, they’re now supporting their families which is just amazing.”
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