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VERTO Workforce Development Consultants (l-r) Lauren Rozyn, Mikayla McVicar, Stacie Caslick and Claudia Limon. Images: Contributed

VERTO to deliver new employment program in GRAFTON

Not-for-profit employment, training, education and apprenticeship service provider VERTO has been selected to deliver Workforce Australia services in Grafton and the North Coast region for the next six years.  

Workforce Australia is the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s new employment model that will replace the jobactive program, with Workforce Australia services to deliver simple and efficient solutions to assist local job seekers and employers.

Alongside Grafton, VERTO has been selected to deliver Workforce Australia services in other North Coast locations including Lismore, Ballina, Casino, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Yamba and Maclean; as well as more than 40 other locations in the Hunter, Central West, and Far West Orana regions.

VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell

“This is an incredible result for not only VERTO, but for local Grafton and North Coast businesses and job seekers,” VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.

“Our employees work hard to provide life-changing employment and training outcomes for our clients. We are very proud that the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has recognised the significant work we do in our local communities and entrusted us to deliver this important new program.”

Workforce Australia will enable local job-ready job seekers to self-manage through new, interactive digital services, while those with greater needs will be supported by experienced VERTO consultants delivering Workforce Australia services. 

VERTO will begin delivering Workforce Australia services from July 1, 2022. For more information on the program, visit https://www.dese.gov.au/workforce-australia.

For more information on VERTO’s full suite of services, visit www.verto.org.au or phone 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786).