VERTO job seekers a "credit to Cowra"

Four Cowra jobseekers have donned the fluro work gear after gaining employment through VERTO. 

Nicholas Higgins, Baylie Trudget, Thomas Percy and Trevor Wickey all started employment with Workcontrol in the Central West last week. 

Nicholas is a 25 year old Indigenous job seeker who worked in aged care until recently.

Nick wanted a career change, so VERTO enrolled him in traffic control training and he is now employed by Workcontrol.

Baylie, 19 and Thomas, 23, were keen to get into the workforce and are now valued members of Workcontrol. 

Trevor is a 23 year old Indigenous job seeker who like Nicholas, was wanting a career change and was interested in working in traffic control.

They completed Work Zone Traffic Control training over two days through VERTO Western College earlier this month.

In order to complete the training, VERTO provided the job seekers with Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. work boots, reflective high-vis shirts, long pants, hats and CBS radios) via the Australian Government's Employment Fund.

VERTO's Team Leader in Cowra, Annie Crasti, said she was very proud of the job seekers.

"The VERTO Cowra team is so proud of the dedication and commitment shown by Nicholas, Baylie, Thomas and Trevor to complete their training and find employment," Mrs Crasti said.

"These fine young men are a credit to their families and the Cowra region, and should be regarded as role models for other young men in the community."


As published in the Cowra Guardian, March 31 2019 - 4:00PM