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The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018 Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series, see what made the first part by clicking here!

This time of year always sees people reflect on the year just gone, and here at Skill Hire we think there’s no better time to pause and reflect on the highlights of 2018. So, lets take a look at some major events that happened in 2018 here at Skill Hire!

Recognised for Innovation in Indigenous Employment

In July we experienced what was one of our proudest moments, we were announced as a finalist for the 2018 NESA Awards for Excellence! Our team had the pleasure of attending the prestigious event in Brisbane, and while we didn’t take home the award, we had a fantastic time seeing the hard work and innovation within the industry being rewarded.

Optus stadium success!

In August we celebrated a fantastic achievement for a group of our Employability Skills Training students, whereby all participants were offered an exciting internship with optus stadium! We are always thrilled to offer our future generations a chance to make their mark in the world and in working closely with Optus stadium, not only were we able to provide the students valuable hospitality training, but also too did they receive a real outcome at the end of their studies. Congratulations all round!

Highlighting our future generations!

On the topic of future generations, in the month of September, we highlighted some of our own employees who are the future of the workforce. Here at Skill Hire, we have a firm belief in providing opportunity to everyone, where ever we can, and that’s something that we believe internally too. Over the month of September and October we highlighted all of our trainees and graduates who help Skill Hire run on a daily basis.

Coffee Makes the World Go Round!

As the year roared on, we excitedly announced the opening of our newest hospitality training course; Cafe Ready Barista Training! With students now having the opportunity to gain accredited skills as a barista, we ventured into a completely new field and have been seeing excited students completing the program ever since!

The year of the Apprentice!

Skill Hire made special mention to some of our outstanding performers! With so many apprentices coming through the doors of Skill Hire, we get the chance to see some pretty special individuals succeed in their goals and aspirations. We decided to feature two of our best apprentices! With so many more to choose, this is something we will continue to highlight throughout 2019!

We welcomed Tony Abbott

As the year began to draw to a close, we were thrilled to have the chance to welcome Tony Abbott to meet our RSAS team and the community at Pukatja. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the great outcomes that the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy team was achieving!

While these are just a few of our milestones from last year, we would like to thank all of those who worked hard to achieve another fantastic year! To all those involved thank you for your hard work and dedication to achieving real outcomes for our community!

What were your favourite moments of 2018? We’d love to hear your feedback!

  • Special thanks to Mathew Pritchard in assisting with our Pastry Chef vacancy. Very responsive to our needs urgently. We got the shortlist candidates promptly, interviews were organised swiftly by and we got our new Pastry Chef on board in a matter of days! Special thanks to Ben Willis as well in your flexibility and assistance. We greatly appreciate this

    Angela Neill
    The Mayfair Hotel
  • Amazing! Heidi and Ben were extremely helpful and efficient. They found the right staff for our needs and we will definitely keep working with them in the future.
    Highly recommend

    Francisco Navarrete
    KUA Bar & Bistro
  • Thank you for allowing Greg Knobloch the time to present to our VET Induction Day.....The information contained in his OHS presentation was highly engaging and of utmost importance in preparing students for their upcoming work placements. We very much appreciate his time, expertise and experience in this area...

    Dainon Couzic & Connie Watson
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Skill Hire trainers create an excellent relationship with all students thus making the three days enjoyable for all participants

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • All students enjoyed their time at Skill Hire very much. Students were excited to see the end result, but were just as excited to demolish it!

    (These students recently took part in a three day Try-A-Trade course at Skill Hire, funded by the Construction Training Fund)

    Secondary School
  • The SOP delivered by Skill Hire has been exceptional.

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Skill hire is completely hassle free and I have only good things to say about their service and staff. They fully meet my requirements and expectations every time. Their staff are always well presented, reliable and professional. I absolutely trust Skill Hire to meet my needs and the needs of my catering clients, and will continue to utilize them for all of my kitchen and FOH staff outsourcing. Thanks Ben, Heidi and team!

    Bree May
    Food According to Bree
  • The year 11 and 12 students have loved the three day course in the Trade Centre.

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • A HUGE thank you for organising the Try-A-Trade for our students. All three teachers have come back to school absolutely buzzing about what the boys achieved in those three days and what a fantastic program it is. They also said the trainer was amazing and worked so well with the boys.

    Carlee Ingleson
    Churchlands School
  • Students have learnt skills such as setting out, mixing mud, leveling, working in teams, communications and producing a sound product at the end (letter box).

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Working with Skill Hire was an absolute joy! Our students enjoyed an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and develop skills that supported their career aspirations. The opportunity to engage with on-site works meant that our students have now had a real experience of these trades and feel more confident in their ability to succeed.

    Vanessa Buemi
    Cyril Jackson Senior High School
  • Thank you awesome Skill Hire team! I just wanted to say that I'm very impressed with the high quality of staff you've been providing on a consistent basis, even at short notice. Thanks especially to Ben, Nathan and Rob, you've always made things very easy and provided fantastic service with a smile.

    Adrian McGregor
    Newform Developments
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