Training Services NSW has 16 skills brokers in NSW to help upskill job seekers, new employees or displaced workers or those at risk of unemployment by linking all with fee-free training opportunities.

The skills brokers are available to help employers:

  • Work with the community to locate new staff who are trained and ready to fill roles with specific skill requirements OR train job seekers with skills to suit your business.
  • Provide fully subsidised funding to upskill existing staff, or newly employed staff who need training.
  • Redeploy existing staff who have been stood down, or are at risk of being stood down or are facing retrenchment.

Skills brokers can also help employers respond rapidly to skills needs. A skills broker can help businesses remain viable and competitive in a difficult employment environment. They can also help redeploy staff who have been stood down or are facing retrenchment.

How will skills brokers help me find skilled staff?
Skills brokers can assist employers make connections with the right organisations and people as they are involved in connecting jobseekers and students who have recently left school with training providers. They may also be aware of job seekers who have relevant skill sets or are in training to acquire the necessary skills required to effectively run a business.

Are my staff eligible for assistance?
If your business is interested in recruiting new staff for your workforce or you are wanting to upskill your existing workforce then you may be eligible for fee-free training.

Email Leanne McKenzie our local Skills Broker: for further information on how Training Services can assist your business. I’ve caught up with here and she is great, it’s well worth making the call.