VTEC Western NSW runs within Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation (MPREC) which works alongside Australia Integrated Training (AiT). The VTEC program has become an integral part of the MPREC team, working closely with other programs to provide the best possible outcomes for VTEC clients to be able to progress to full time employment.
Recently VTEC assited Jacob to gain employment with a kitchen manufacturing business who has now given him the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in Cabinet Making. VTEC assisted Jacob by supplying appropriate clothing for work and post employment training. In conjunction with AIT Jacob has now gained a Forklift License as part of his post placement support.
Mentored by the VTEC Coordinator for Western NSW, Jacob grew to realise that training, even while having a job, is the most important element of success. Jacob is now driven to complete his apprenticeship and successfully gain life long skills in a stable career.
VTEC recently spoke with Jacob about his journey with the program and he was candid in his answers.
Originally from Dubbo, Jacob completed his schooling locally and is now working locally. A proud Dubbo lad, Jacob is well known in the community and is a friendly and outgoing young man. With the help of VTEC, Jacob is now settled in to full time work and on par to finish his apprenticeship in less than 3 years.
He originally contacted VTEC after hearing about the program from a friend, “I was told we could help him with employment”.
Although his dream job was to be a professional Beer Taster, Jacob is thoroughly enjoying his apprenticeship and hopes that it will lead him in to a fulfilling and rewarding career.
The VTEC initiative is proudly funded / supported by the Australian Government.