Generation One and Energy Skills Queensland getting the job done

January 19, 2017

Beaudesert local, Maurice Masso, has started a new traffic management career thanks to Generation One, the Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC) program, Energy Skills Queensland and traffic management company, Altus Traffic.

Through the Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy (QWSS) developed and delivered by Energy Skills Queensland, Maurice was able to gain the necessary industry training and licencing to become a Traffic Controller.

The QWSS, operating now for five years, has provided a framework for industry and communities to work together to maximise the potential for unemployed people to gain employment in the mining and resources industries, the supply chain or locally. The focus has been on entry level jobs and enabling access to career path opportunities.

Throughout the QWSS and as part of the VTEC program, Energy Skills Queensland mentor, Norman Hegarty, provided support and ongoing assistance to Maurice, ensuring he was able to achieve all requirements of the programs. Energy Skills Queensland collaborated with local employment provider, Workways, and we are pleased that he has now been working for 26 weeks and is well on his way to a successful career in traffic management.

Chris Thornton, Queensland General Manager at Altus Traffic said “Maurice has a bright future and was reliable from day one. He’s been with us for over six months now and he’s doing very well.”
GenerationOne is a movement to bring all Australians together to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation.

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