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February – ATEP is now on Facebook

ATEP joined the 12 Million Facebook users in Australia on February 24th, 2014. Keep in touch daily; Like us on www.facebook.com/atep01

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February – ATEP, your Business Planning Specialist

Small Business Success Map is a Victorian Government initiative that offers specialist assistance to small businesses to grow and improve business resilience. ATEP is your local consultant, call David Edgar on 03 9583 9444 or email info@atep.org.au What you get: The Business Planning Specialist will work with the participating business to undertake a strategic review of the business and assist in developing business and workforce […]

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January – Small Business SuccessMap Program – Media Release

 The Hon Louise Asher MP Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Minister for Tourism and Major Events Minister for Employment and Trade 31 January 2014 New program to help small business map a pathway to success $5 million Victorian Coalition Government new initiative to support small business SuccessMap designed to help stimulate growth and resilience in Victorian small businesses Coalition Government supporting communities Over […]

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December – Planting student career paths

Planting a career in horticulture has bloomed into accredited industry certificates for eleven local secondary students.  The Berendale School and Montague Continuing Education Centre students, who undertook this School Based Traineeship program during 2013, are now the very proud recipients of a Certificate II in Horticulture qualification and a step closer towards a career in this industry. Some graduate students are already looking at future […]

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Dec – Korumburra SC / Coal Creek SBAT Program 2013

17 SBAT students from Korumburra Secondary College completed  Certificate II programs at Coal Creek Museum and Heritage Park.  There were 10 Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management and 7 Certificate II in Hospitality (Catering Ops). On graduation day, guests were taken on a brief tour of the areas where the Conservation & Land Management students have undertaken improvement and rehabilitation works.  The students were clearly proud of […]

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Dec – Mornington Peninsula Tourism SBAT Program 2013

Once again the Mornington Peninsula Tourism SBAT program has been a success with 10 students and 8 businesses being involved. During 2013 the students completed two placements (6 months each) at local Tourism businesses.  Tasks ranged from customer service, coffee making, waitering, event management and marketing. Thankyou to the following businesses for being part of the program: Two Buoys Blue Mini Café Peninsula Host Springs […]

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Nov 2013 – 15 Year Service Award for Rob Rowlands

The Group Training Association of Victoria held their Annual Awards Night this month and recognised a number of people for their contribution and service to the Group Training Industry. ATEP’s Rob Rowlands was one of the honoured recipients, we are happy to benefit from his 15 year’s of experience in our industry.  

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November 2013 – Vocational Scholarships 2014

Applications for ATEP’s Vocational Scholarships 2014 are now open! Closing date: 7th February 2014. Since introducing the Vocational Scholarship Foundation in 2009, ATEP has distributed over $80,000 to over 140 secondary school students and their families in need of financial assistance. For 2014 and despite the difficult economic environment, ATEP’s Board has committed to continue to allocate funds towards the Scholarship Foundation. Assisting students who would […]

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November 2013 – GTAV’s perspective of how Group Training can play an important role on improving employment and training outcomes.

Gary Workman, executive director of the Group Training Association of Victoria recently wrote a piece in The Age on school students transitioning into employment. The article reads as follows: ” With the VCE looming, we should reflect on how well we are preparing these new adults to make the decisions that await them. The transition from school to work or study is notoriously difficult. More than […]

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October 2013 – ATEP takes out ALA for the 4th time

Applied Learning Awards 2013 ATEP was nominated by one of our Secondary School partners for an employer category award at this year’s Applied Learning Awards and have been fortunate enough to once again win the Group Training Organisation – Employer Award for the 4th time in 6 years of the ALA awards existence. Along with taking out the overall Regional Employer Champion award in 2011 […]

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October 2013 – Stormy Weather !

Working in Storms and Wet conditions After yesterday’s wild weather, a few important safety reminders. Victoria is now in the middle of our usual unpredictable autumn weather, so we must all be aware of the risks involved with working outdoors with Power tools on wet days.   We also have the risk of thunderstorms and lightning strikes. All power tools and extension leads on all worksites […]

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August 2013 – ATEP sponsors local Cricket Club

ATEP is increasing its community ties and has just signed a sponsorship agreement with Parkdale Cricket Club. One of the key reasons behind our decision to take up the sponsorship opportunity is to further affiliate our corporate brand and presence at a  grass roots level in a community setting that facilitates the social engagement and personal  development of young people in our region and we […]

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July 2013 – ATEP’s Rob Rowlands walks the Kokoda Trail

I’m sure you will join us in congratulating Rob (Employment Consultant at ATEP) on walking the Kokoda Trail. What an achievement! Here is an extract from his log book: “On the 3rd of July, along with my daughter Jess and 22 fellow trekkers, I set off on my first trek into the wilderness.  Over the next 9 days, the group, accompanied by 2 trek leaders […]

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June 2013 – Top trainee set to become teacher

The South Gippsland Sentinel Times has published an article on Mollie Bourke who was awarded ATEP’s Best Trainee of the Year 2012 Award at our Awards Night on May 3rd. This is the Press release: “Former Leongatha Secondary School College student Mollie Bourke has been named as the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners Best Trainee of the Year 2012. After completing Year 12 in 2011 […]

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May 2013 – Media Release: Ticket to Work wins Victorian Education Award

Media Release 20th May 2013  Ticket to Work wins Victorian Education Award  Ticket to Work, a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) program for students with intellectual disabilities, is the 2013 recipient of a Victorian ‘Education and Excellence Award’.  Ticket to Work won the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) ‘Outstanding Youth Pathways and Transitions Award’ after being shortlisted from amongst many other […]

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May 2013 – ATEP Annual Awards

Our Annual Atep Awards Night was held on Friday May 3rd. All up some 140 guests attended the event, including Apprentices and Trainees, Host employers, Special guests and Sponsors. Another evening celebrating hard work, determination and passion! Once again, congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners, keep up the good work.

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February 2013 – ATEP joins Berwick TEC in Next Step Program Pilot

ATEP and Berwick TEC have joined forces with a pilot program directed at providing outcome opportunities for Pre-apprenticeship and VCAL students of Chisholm Tafe at their Berwick TEC campus. ATEP has been provided with facilities for a Satellite Office on campus, and will have a regular presence of trained and experienced staff to support both job readiness preparation and coaching, as well as reverse marketing […]

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October 2012 – Slip, Slop, Slap –

Summer is on its Way! As we all know, the rate of melanoma skin cancer in Australia is one of the highest in the western world. As we do with our children at Kindergarten and School, all of our workers spending time outdoors need to Slip, Slop & Slap. Slip on a Shirt, Slop on some Sunscreen and Slap on a Hat ! Sunscreen is […]

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August 2012 – Saint Bede’s Course and Career night

A message to ATEP from Angela Greaves, Careers Co-ordinator at St Bede’s College, Mentone, VIC. “On behalf of the school community at St Bede’s, we would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for your attendance at our Course & Careers night on Wednesday 15 August. The feedback from both students and parents has been very positive and far exceeded their expectations. The information you […]

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July 2012 – Australian Vocational Student Prizes

A note from Jenny Marks, VET Coordinator, Sandringham College Senior Campus. “This year our VET students have again won the maximum number of prestigious Australian Vocational Student Prizes allowed per school from the Federal Government!  Congratulations to the following students who won one of these prestigious (& lucrative at $2000) prizes. Holly O’Donnell for her SBAT with ATEP, to gain Certificates II & III in Tourism as […]

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July 2012 – Mark Garoffolo is on his way to Canberra

We are pleased and proud to announce that our Apprentice Mark Garoffolo, hosted by Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd, has been accepted into the Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders 2012 program sponsored by Group Training Australia. Only 20  Group Training Apprentices from the whole of Australia are accepted into this program each year, from nominations made by Group Training Organisations across the Nation! Selection is based […]

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May 2012 – ATEP Annual Awards – Nomination Process –

Every year, ATEP recognises stand-out performances from Apprentices & Trainees, as well as Host Employers. This is a brief overview of our process. Nomination process: Apprentices & Trainees are nominated for an Award by their ATEP Employment Services Consultant (ESC), who writes a report on them supporting the nomination. A report is then requested from their Host Employer and their RTO, who have to agree […]

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April 2012 – Recognition for a Community Approach

In 2010 representatives from two “special schools” (Berendale School and Montague Continuing Education Centre), Department of Human Services, BGKLLEN, IELLEN, Max Employment, WISE, Marriot Support Services, Jobs Plus – Australian Apprenticeship Centre, Youth Connect, IMVC, FS Learning and ATEP joined together to explore School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) options for students with mild intellectual disabilities.   After undertaking considerable research, it became apparent that SBATs for students with […]

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April 2012 – ATEP Annual Awards – Award Categories –

Our Award night is fast approaching, winners are being decided, trophies and certificates organised, formalities prepared and invitations issued. At ATEP we like to recognise stand-out performance; we do this officially each year at our Awards Presentations. In total, we have 10 different Awards for  Apprentices or Trainees: Best SBAT Apprentice and Best SBAT Trainee. Best Trainee Junior and Best Trainee Adult. Best 1st Year Apprentice, […]

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April 2012 – ATEP Vocational Scholarships 2012

After carefully considering over 80 applications, we have awarded over 60 scholarships this year to students from 15 different schools providing a total of $35,000 in scholarship funds for the 2012 year. The scholarship recipients all face some challenges in their young lives (health, financial, family…) and are at high risk of disengaging from school, we hope our assistance will enable them to complete a VET/VCAL course which they are […]

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Nov 2011 – JTAPP Project

Jobs Training and Accessible Parks Project Our JTAPP community based supported employment project, which finished in February 2011, was a winner in many ways and resulted in 11 permanent employment outcomes for participants who also gained a qualification in horticulture (parks and gardens) from a group of 13 otherwise unemployed individuals. The project was a federal and state funded partnership between the City of Kingston and […]

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Nov 2011 – ALA Awards

Dual Recognition for ATEP As a “not for profit” community based organisation we are very proud to have been selected as a dual category winner at the Bayside Glen Eira Kingston (BGK) Applied Learning Awards held recently. For the 3rd consecutive year ATEP has taken out the Employer (Group Training Company) Award category and for the first time adjudged as the Winner of the Regional Applied Learning Employer Champion Award which is the […]

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