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Endeavour Foundation’s newly established Endeavour Business College has begun offering its nationally-recognised tailored training courses outside the organisation, with the aim of improving the skills and abilities of staff across the disability sector.
Staff of Edmen Community Staffing Solutions, who provide Endeavour Foundation with its agency support workers, have started Endeavour Business College’s Certificate III in Disability and PART (Predict Assess And Respond To challenging or aggressive behaviour) training.
About 100 students from Edmen will be trained through the fee-based College over the next year. They will be the first of a growing number of students who are not Endeavour Foundation staff.
Endeavour Business College was started this year to provide Endeavour Foundation staff tailor-made training and qualifications.
The initiative was to enable staff to be the best trained and most skilled, in order to provide the best outcomes for people with a disability.
“Offering sector-specific courses to external students will increase the capabilities of the whole disability sector,” said Organisation and Employee Development Manager Ed Madigan.
Endeavour Business College partnered with the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE (SCIT) to develop disability sector-specific training courses in management, business skills, retail operations and disability service provision.
The College is jointly funded by the Federal Government, the State Government and Endeavour Foundation. Endeavour Business College will soon offer a Certificate IV in Frontline Management to external students.
Those interested can call Endeavour Business College on (07) 3900 5400.
The announcement of providing training to staff outside of the organisation comes as Endeavour Foundation launches its 60th anniversary.
Ed said offering external training to disability staff was a great example of how Endeavour Foundation, for 60 years, has been committed to the sector.
“Next year, we will be celebrating our 60th birthday and we will be asking the entire community to celebrate with us, because without our supporters, we would not be able to offer the life-changing services we do,” Ed said.
A diverse program of events will be held in communities across Queensland and New South Wales to engage everyone in the celebrations throughout 2011.
Endeavour Foundation provides accommodation, education, training, employment and lifestyle opportunities to more than 3,350 people with a disability throughout Queensland and Sydney.
Jo Glover, Media and Communications Officer
Phone: (07) 3908 7257, 0429 065 440
Fax: (07) 3253 7271