Inclusive Employment Worker Transition (IEWT) Project

16 January 2024

Domestic Building Course Graduation

The Domestic Building Course enables participants to attain four accredited certificates, provides practical work readiness experience, and seeks to connect participants with local employment opportunities.

It is part of the broader Inclusive Employment and Workforce Transition Project (IEWT), an initiative supported by the LVA and delivered by the Gippsland Trades and Labour Council (GTLC), focusing on ensuring vulnerable workforce cohorts in Gippsland are provided with the opportunity to participate in the local economy.

A collaboration between partners, union and industry associations, businesses and training providers Ace Training and Safety Edge Training, the project focuses on developing work entry employment opportunities .

Industries of focus for IEWT include energy, construction, and advanced manufacturing, complementing work delivered by other community partners focused on regional growth areas such as food and fibre and health care.

Key outcomes directly resulting from the IEWT Project include:

  • 15 participants gaining permanent employment
  • 6 gaining part-time jobs
  • 32 acquiring casual work
  • 10 gaining apprenticeships
  • 5 re-engaged with school/study.

The IEWT Project is a prime example of the power of connecting education, training, employment and an inclusive economy, priorities identified throughout the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland Transition Plan.