VERTO chief executive, Ron Maxwell, and National Seniors Australia General Manager, Chris Grice, today announced that their two organisations have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding.

VERTO and National Seniors Australia have entered into this strategic agreement in order to promote the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

The Program assists those aged 45 to 70 who are currently employed but may be at risk of unemployment, or those recently unemployed, and not registered for assistance through an employment services program.

The Program provides participants with advice and guidance on transitioning into new career opportunities.

VERTO’s chief executive, Ron Maxwell, said VERTO was proud to work with such a respected member based organisation like National Seniors Australia.

“National Seniors Australia has an excellent reputation as a strong voice for older Australians,” Mr. Maxwell said.

“Their advocacy and research have helped to improve the lives of many older Australians, and we look forward to working together to help those aged 45 to 70 who may be at risk of unemployment to continue in the workforce.”

National Seniors Australia’s General Manager, Chris Grice, said initiatives such as the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program are more important now than ever.

“National Seniors understands that whether by desire or necessity, many older Australians do want to work – and work longer. The benefits of work extend beyond shoring up future retirement incomes, as research shows that meaningful work positively influences a person’s health and wellbeing,” Mr Grice said.

“National Seniors supports the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program as a way for eligible older Australians to access personalised support on how to transition into new career opportunities or upskill in their current roles.”

For more information, please visit:

National Seniors Australia - https://nationalseniors.com.au/SkillsCheckPoint

VERTO - https://www.verto.org.au/our-services/skills-checkpoint

The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program information website - https://skillscheck.com.au/