Advancing Apprentices and Trainees through a range of Sustainability focussed Vocational Education and Training options.
Through WPC Greenskills Initiative, WPC is delighted to be involved with Group Training Victoria and Sustainability Victoria to bring employers and employees the ‘Sustainability 101’ pilot youth environmental employment initiative. Sustainability 101 is a series of 12 environmental projects that students can select and complete in the workplace, sharing the knowledge with the business and assist the with environmentally sustainable improvements in their work group.
WPC have committed to placing 10 Trainees through the program to work through the modules. WPC will be Training the students in our new dedicated Sustainability Business Skills registered Training Organization. WPC Group CEO Nicholas Wyman said “a key advantage of this initiative is that the 12 environmental projects can be undertaken individually or students can progressively work through the projects" a full listing of the available modules is available here.
Congratulations to Sarah Derks for winning the GreenSkills Trainee of the Year! Sarah's can do attitude, commitment and an all round sense of humor are just some of the characteristics to best describe her.
Sarah came to join WPC Group on the 27th of January where she commenced a traineeship in customer contact with her Host Employer VISY Recycling. Sarah was quick to convey her abilities in applying herself to any task at hand and committing herself 100% to both her position and studies. Her supervisor, Kate Cosford VISY Recycling’s Victorian Customer Service Manager, describes her as “an individual who provides the ultimate service for our customers and we are very proud to have her representing VISY Recycling”.
Please contact us for further information on how to easily set up an apprentice for your organisation.
I would like to invite you to join this very exciting initiative. The ‘green economy’ will require both new skilled occupations and skills development in traditional occupations. The ‘green economy’ will grow through the creation and expansion of innovative organisations that offer solutions based on new cultures, new skill sets, and efficient technologies.
There are three drivers for this innovation: global warming and measures to address climate change - decarbonisation of the economy; customer demand for products and services that minimise their environmental footprint - supply chain solutions for mitigating risk and enhancing reputational value and; the need to restore and rehabilitate environmental mistakes of the past. These drivers will give rise to real employment opportunities.