May 1, 2018

VERTO has been selected, as one of ten organisations nation-wide, to provide assistance and training to mature-age job seekers through the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program. The new initiative aims to build the confidence and competitiveness of mature-age job seekers in their local markets.

Commenting on the selection, VERTO Chief Executive Officer, Ron Maxwell, said “We are excited to provide this innovative service to the Central West. CTA will allow us to bring specialised services to mature-age job seekers, helping individuals find employment or prepare for a new career path.”

The program will include Tailored Career Assistance, which helps people prepare job applications based on their skills and experience. It will also offer Functional Digital Literacy to help mature-age job seekers develop ICT skills such as utilising smartphones, tablets, social media and desktop computers.

“With technology moving at such a quick pace it’s important to provide programs to support mature-age job seekers to build new skills and confidence with these platforms,” Mr Maxwell commented.

This announcement follows VERTO’s recent success in winning the ParentsNext contract in the Central West. ParentsNext helps parents with young children to plan and prepare for their future employment or study.

“Our selection to provide both CTA and ParentsNext services is fantastic for the Central West. Our aim is to help job seekers develop skills and access employment and these programs are fundamental in helping achieve this,” concluded Mr Maxwell.

The CTA program will be effective from 2 July 2018.