Championing apprenticeships and traineeships in local industries

May 10, 2024 BY

VGTC apprentice and trainee consultant Ebony Richards (left) alongside Alex Ross and Brett Ross from Ross Property Development. Photo: SUPPLIED

Victorian Group Training (VGTC) has been a cornerstone in the Geelong, Bellarine, and Surf Coast communities for over two decades, providing extensive training and employment opportunities for apprentices and trainees.

As a Group Training Organisation, VGTC offers a comprehensive range of services including recruitment, employment, payroll, work health and safety, and mentoring and support.

While construction remains a major focus of VGTC’s recruitment efforts, the organisation also presents a variety of opportunities

across diverse sectors such as business administration, community services, dental assisting, childcare, and education support.

There is an abundant array of opportunities for individuals eager to initiate their careers through apprenticeships and traineeships in various industries, catering to all

diversity cohorts.

VGTC collaborates with reputable local employers, many of whom have a long-standing tradition of hiring apprentices and trainees, dedicated to enhancing their employees’ skills, knowledge, and development within their businesses.

An example of this commitment is seen in Brett Ross of Ross Property Development in Geelong, who is investing in the future of his business by hiring apprentices.

His son, Alex Ross, started as a school-based apprentice in 2021 and is now a full-time apprentice in his final year, poised to qualify as a carpenter at the age of 22.

Furthermore, VGTC and their host employers actively support the inclusion of women in traditionally male-dominated trades.

The organisation is particularly proud of its Women in Trades Program, which offers female senior secondary students practical experience in various trades.

This initiative underscores VGTC’s commitment to fostering diversity and supporting women through dedicated mentorship programs.

Victorian Group Training is the go-to resource for employers seeking apprentices or trainees, as well as for school-leavers or individuals seeking career guidance on apprenticeship and traineeship pathways.

Their expert staff are ready to assist in creating long-term careers with local businesses, ensuring tailored solutions for employment and career advancement.