Labor Government Helping Retrenched Workers

500 retrenched workers will have an unprecedented opportunity for a new career in the hospitality or security industries, as part of a new training agreement between the Andrews Labor Government and Crown Melbourne.

Announcing the deal today, Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert said Crown has offered to provide 500 training places at its in-house, award-winning registered training organisations Crown College and Crown Training.

Mr Herbert and Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Jane Garrett both got a first-hand look at some of the training opportunities when they were both an ‘Apprentices for a Day’ during a visit to Crown’s training restaurant, Culinarium, this morning.

This training will support Victorians, including those affected by redundancies in the automotive supply chain industry, to get back to work in growing sectors of the Victorian economy.

The program will also target Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders, new immigrants and women in crisis.

Hospitality and tourism are crucial to the growth of the Victorian economy and tourism operators are in need of well skilled people to fill a variety of jobs.

The scheme will operate over four years, with training commencing in August.

As part of the agreement, Crown will meet all the costs associated with training retrenched workers. Those who successfully complete their certificate training will then be given the opportunity to be interviewed for hospitality or security jobs at Crown.

The Government will partner with Crown and community organisations to promote the offering.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert

“This new agreement to re-train 500 retrenched workers is a fantastic example of what Government and industry can achieve when working in partnership.”

“As part of this deal, Crown will pay for training in hospitality and security at their award-winning in-house RTO, giving retrenched workers the skills they need to pursue new careers.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Consumer Affairs Gaming and Liquor Regulation Jane Garrett

“This program is a win for Victorians who have lost their jobs and are looking for a fresh start in life with a new career.”

“Retrenched workers often face many challenges on the road to re-employment. This program offers some hope for those who need it.” 

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