Apprenticeship program promotes staff career pathways
Published on 18 November 2020
Council provides staff members a solid path to progress their careers with Certificate level courses and apprenticeships through a regional provider.
Council has signed up seven staff members to undertake professional development through various apprenticeships and Certificate level courses.
Uralla Shire Council General Manager Kate Jessep said she was pleased to see a number of staff members taking advantage of the opportunity to advance their careers.
“The program demonstrates Council’s commitment to advancing staff’s professional development,” Ms Jessep said.
“By investing in our employees for the long term, programs such as apprenticeships benefit not only the individual staff members, but the organisation as a whole and in turn the community.”
“As the largest employer in the Shire, it’s important to us that Council provide professional opportunities to our workforce.”
“Professional development opportunities for staff across the organisation shows Council’s commitment to be an employer of choice in the Uralla Shire.”
Council’s participation in a State Government program enables a significant reduction in fees to kick this year’s program off to a strong start, with three of the seven apprenticeships completely externally funded.
Council staff participating in the apprenticeship program are working toward higher roles in line with Council’s identified succession planning to create a strong, robust workforce.
Areas of study in the apprenticeship program include horticulture, civil construction (plant operations) and civil construction (supervision).
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