Last month VERTO delivered a number of training programs targeting drought affected areas in New South Wales.

The program aims to support youth in drought affected areas, with VERTO offering the funded training in Cobar, Gilgandra and Oberon in regional New South Wales.

The CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (’White Card’) course offered in Oberon launched the month long initiative as part of the New South Wales Government’s Youth Drought Strategy and ACE Community Services Obligation program.

18-year-old Jayme attended the Oberon course, as a precursor to her starting her apprenticeship as an electrician.

“VERTO’s White Card course helped me to increase my knowledge and skills in safe work practices, and gave me a better understanding of my responsibilities on site,” said Jayme.

“I think regional drought affected communities such as Oberon would really benefit from more training, it’s a fantastic initiative.”

VERTO’s Chief Executive Officer, Ron Maxwell, can see real benefits for the community through these courses.

“The current drought has inflicted a terrible toll on many regional communities across New South Wales,” Mr. Maxwell said.

“Training opportunities, such as the courses offered in Cobar, Gilgandra and Oberon, can in a small way help individuals in these areas to gain the skills they need to find work and it’s something we’re incredibly proud to be involved with.”

VERTO provides Training Services across New South Wales, offering over 30 full qualifications and short courses tailored to suit the needs of each participant.