Faces of VET
Kensington Neighbourhood House has sent in an update on a past student who undertook their 'Prepare for work in warehousing program' which was funded by the Aspire Foundation. A fantastic outcome!
"Riviera worked as a truck driver for many years but found the long hours and unpredictable shifts to be unsustainable. He could operate a forklift but did not hold the required HRW Licence to apply for permanent forklift work. Being deaf, Riviera had not been keen to undertake VET as the cost of AUSLAN interpreters could be prohibitive. With our small class size and ability to tailor training to individuals, Riviera was able to undertake the test preparation with us without interpreters. Sign For Work then assisted with provision of interpreters for the accredited training at Linfox. Riviera passed both theory and practical components of the course and now has work at a warehouse in North Melbourne."