An apprenticeship is a great career path, and one that is open to all Australians. However, this arena can be difficult to navigate and the process of signing on an apprentice can be overwhelming.

Apprenticeship Network Provider, VERTO, has opened its new Broken Hill location with Community Engagement Consultant, Corinna Flentjar, joining the team to help make the apprenticeship process easy for both employers and job seekers.

Born and raised in Broken Hill, Corinna understands the importance of introducing exciting opportunities to the community. Previously working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Ability Links, Corinna is no stranger to the not-for-profit sector and services that she knows are there to serve the community.

“Out here in these remote communities, opening the door to greater opportunities is so important,” says Corinna.

“I think there are some organisations that come out to places like Broken Hill to tick boxes and then leave, but I am excited to see an organisation such as VERTO ready to provide a service which is there with you from beginning to end.

“I want to spend the next few months getting VERTO’s name out there, and showcasing this no cost service which aims to support aspiring apprentices and local businesses.”

VERTO has been servicing the Broken Hill area since 2003, but has recently secured another contract win to service all of New South Wales. The win assists VERTO to deliver the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) program to more isolated areas of New South Wales (including the Far West region) on behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

VERTO hopes with the help of their newest recruit, they will be able to engage youth in the area and assist them to enter apprenticeships and traineeships as their chosen career pathway.

VERTO chief executive, Ron Maxwell, says he is proud to make this new announcement and excited to see the program be a success in the Far West region.  

“We are extremely pleased that VERTO has been given the opportunity to expand our services in Broken Hill,” Mr Maxwell said.

“The AASN program will make it easier for employers to find, train, and retain apprentices and trainees, while helping the apprentice from commencement to completion.

“We look forward to continuing to work for the Broken Hill community and provide new career opportunities right across the region,” Mr Maxwell said.