A huge congratulations to all the winners of the NSW Training Awards 2020!
Well done to one of our trainee, Emily Jones, for winning the 2020 Trainee of the Year Award. Emily became a Customer/Library Service and Youth Development trainee for the Greater Hume Council while also studying teacher and completer her HSC.
Qualification: Certificate IV in Library and Information Services
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: ATEL Training Solutions
Hosted by: Greater Hume Council
Region: Riverina Region
Dreaming of a career where she could help others, Emily became a Customer/Library Service and Youth Development trainee for the Greater Hume Council while also studying teaching and completing her HSC.
Delighted to discover that libraries are the heart of the community, Emily brought her library into the 21st century instigating a social media plan and connecting young people to their services.
When Emily’s supervisor became ill, she took over the planning and implementation of a major youth arts event that attracted 250 young people to Henty. It won ‘Highly Commended’ at the NSW Youth Week awards.
Well-respected in her community, Emily has instigated four new youth advisory committees in the region. She’s now a full-time Youth Officer at the Greater Hume Council.
‘Supporting these incredible young people has been a gift. It’s given me so much job satisfaction. I’m excited to know they’re growing into the best version of themselves.”
Kudos to our employer, FANTASTIC FURNITURE, for bagging the 2020 Large Employer of the Year award!
From their humble beginnings as a stall at Parklea Markets, Fantastic Furniture has grown to become one of Australia’s largest furniture manufacturers and retailers with 80 superstores Australia-wide.
Employing over 1000 passionate people, Fantastic Furniture believes that learning is the foundation for success. That’s why 90% of staff engages in training through tailored accredited and non-accredited programs.
Their Fantastic eCademy qualification is based on the Certificate III in Retail. This innovative industry-recognised program is delivered through coaching, workplace practice and their eLearning platform, ‘The Learning Lounge.’ To date, 275 employees have graduated. For some, graduation is the highest educational milestone they’ve achieved.
Fantastic Furniture fosters talent through their ACE emerging leaders program. Participants develop a project aligned to business needs with many inspiring innovations in internal processes, manufacturing and supply chain.
While training enhances the company’s capabilities, Fantastic Furniture deeply values the improvements in staff morale and wellbeing that training provides.