Trainer to boost programs to help retrenched workers


The Strategix Training Group has confirmed it will aim to increase its training programs in the transport and logistics industry.

The Strategix Training Group has confirmed it will aim to increase its training programs in the transport and logistics industry, to assist workers who have been made redundant due to the economic downturn.

The Federal Government announced on February 24 that it will plough $298.5 million in additional investment into employment services in Australia, to ensure workers who have been recently made redundant will receive immediate assistance to help them get back into the workforce.

Previously, laid off workers would have to wait three months before being eligible to receive such support, but from April 1 they will be able to access support immediately.

Strategix Transport and Logistics Project Manager Daryn Dixon says the organisation has seen a jump in client numbers over recent months due to the increase in redundancies, largely as a result of the global economic crisis.

"We are seeing an increase in our client base at the moment as more people look for work, after being laid of," Dixon says.

"The short and simple answer is that we will be increasing the amount of courses we offer and expanding our Logistics Academy."

Providers of employment services will receive increased resources in recognition of the extra workload they will have to deal with and will also be eligible to receive outcome payments if they directly assist and individual to obtain a sustainable employment outcome.

The Federal Government also announced another $75 million will be made available to assist newly retrenched workers access training and 10,000 extra places will be made available under the Productivity Places Program, which will be delivered by Registered Training Organisations like Strategix.



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