Boosting employability in Gippsland

Twenty people from local industry, government and the community have completed the first Gippsland Micro-credentialing of Enterprise Skills Program, an initiative delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA).

Enterprise skills are generic skills that are transferable across different jobs and industries. These include communication, problem-solving, decision-making, strategic thinking and teamwork.

Many employers now recognise these skills as core abilities to have in the workplace, in addition to any required technical skills.

In partnership with the University of Melbourne, local industry and education providers, the LVA has rolled out this program specifically designed for Gippsland, with communication and collaborative problem-solving identified as the most sought-after enterprise skills.

The first group of 20 participants to complete the Program includes people from several employers including Latrobe Regional Hospital, TAFE Gippsland, and Berry Street.

Participants are required to complete a series of online assessments to earn a digital enterprise skills profile from the University of Melbourne.

Registrations are now open for the second program, which will commence on Monday 20 April and is free to undertake.

For more information or to enrol visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/micro-credentialing-trial

Celebrating micro-credentialing of enterprise skills: Abigail Graham, Director Education and Innovation at Latrobe Valley Authority (left) and Anita Raymond, General Manager Education, Training & Research at Latrobe Regional Hospital (rear, left) congratulate Latrobe Regional Hospital staff members Kate Dowling (front), Debbie Kennedy (rear, middle) and Erin Brinsmead (rear, right).