WCIG Goldmark College Shines at the 2012 NESA Practitioners Conference
15 May 2012 - April 23rd and 24th were two action-packed days for staff across WCIG. We were represented by seven of our staff from various sites at the 2012 NESA (National Employment Services Association) Practitioners Conference
At the Sebel Albert Park Hotel in Melbourne. WCIG’s Goldmark College was one of over 60 organisations represented and among hundreds of attendees and delegates. We were thrilled to be able to showcase WCIG Goldmark College and our ACCESS (Australian Apprenticeships Access Program) training services to other organisations with similar goals, and to network and share ideas.
The annual NESA conference - with the fitting theme of 'Connections' this year - is all about fostering representation, networking and also supporting the employment and related industries in Australia, all in order to help people find sustainable employment; ‘We want all working-aged Australians to have the opportunity to participate in the economic and social life of our community.’ – NESA.
WCIG Goldmark College and the ACCESS program go hand-in-hand with our employment services. We aim to give people access to training to assist them to better prepare themselves to join the workforce by utilising their new skills in a meaningful role.
NESA acts as the voice for the employment services industry. And with conferences like these, works to advance the development of the crucial presence of employment services Australia-wide. Like WCIG as a whole, NESA is also 'especially focussed on ensuring that the diverse and complex needs of disadvantaged Australians can be met to improve opportunities for employment and inclusion.' Such a close alignment in ideals is one of the many reasons WCIG Goldmark College was proud to stand up and be counted among its peers in the employment and related industries at this conference.