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VERTO will add another exciting chapter to its 38-year history in Bathurst after the not-for-profit organisation won the right to deliver Workforce Australia services for the next six years.  

Workforce Australia is the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s new employment model that will replace the previous jobactive program, with Workforce Australia services to deliver simple and efficient solutions to assist local job seekers and employers.

Alongside Bathurst, VERTO was selected to deliver Workforce Australia services in other Central West locations, including Blayney, Condobolin, Cowra, Forbes, Lithgow, Mudgee, Oberon, Orange and Parkes; as well as more than 40 other locations in the Hunter, North Coast, and Far West Orana regions.

“This is an outstanding result for not only VERTO, but for local Bathurst and Central West businesses and job seekers,” VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.

“Our employees work hard to provide life-changing employment and training outcomes for our clients. From our humble beginnings as a local community college here in Bathurst with a handful of employees, it’s fantastic to see VERTO grow to become a provider of key apprenticeship, employment and training services in more than 50 locations across NSW, ACT and Victoria.  

“We are very proud that the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has recognised the significant work we do in our local communities and entrusted us to deliver this important new program.”

Workforce Australia will enable local job-ready job seekers to self-manage through new, interactive digital services, while those with greater needs are supported by experienced VERTO consultants delivering Workforce Australia services.  

VERTO will begin delivering Workforce Australia services in Bathurst and the Central West from July 1, 2022. For more information on the program, visit https://www.dese.gov.au/workforce-australia

For more information on VERTO’s full suite of services, visit www.verto.org.au or phone 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786).

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