The Minister for Workforce Participation, Dr Sharman Stone, today announced that WorkTrainers Ltd will provide employment services to people with a disability in the Bendigo region following a recent tender.
Worktrainers Ltd is a local enterprise with long experience in delivering employment services to job seekers with a disability, Minister Stone said.
Worktrainers have been successful in the tender and will be offering high quality Disability Employment Network (DEN) services to over 100 job seekers with a disability from sites in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton.
While this is the first time Worktrainers Ltd will be providing employment services for people with a disability in Bendigo, they have been providing employment services for people with disability for a number of years in the Goulburn Valley. Worktrainers has sites in Cobram and Shepparton. They also have previous experience in the Bendigo area operating state-funded rehabilitation programmes.
Worktrainers are planning to open their doors in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton as quickly as possible. The company is looking currently looking for office space.
"Worktrainers has a strong record of working closely with employers and offer job seekers individually tailored services to ensure sustained employment outcomes."
DEN services are delivered by a range of organisations with expertise in helping job seekers with disability who need ongoing support to get and keep a job or become self employed.
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations tendered the business, following Midlands Employment’s announcement in August that they would cease trading.
Seven tenderers tendered for the employment services business in the Bendigo region.