Tamworth Community College has taken a leaf out of Sir Richard Branson’s book: “Train people well enough so they can get a job anywhere but treat them well enough so they never want to leave.”
The college strives to put this into practice via its award-winning Workplace Development Initiative.
Tamworth Community College was recognised for this commitment to excellence as Regional Employer of Choice at the recent NSW Business Chamber Awards in Gunnedah.
“Working in a volatile funding environment like vocational training and education can mean a lot of change,” executive officer Michelle Simpson said. “We decided to make a real investment in our team and provide stable employment which has paid off in productivity and engagement.” As a leading provider of business, leadership, management and human resource training, the college knows the importance of practicing what they preach.
“Our training focuses on workplace objectives and is driven by what our business community need,” she said.
“To teach people the skills that they need to be productive and effective employees, our team first need to have a strong foundation and this award recognises that we are achieving the workplace culture and support we are working towards.”
“Our unique staff structure of a volunteer board, part-time and full-time staff and sessional trainers means we have wide range of expertise and ideas which adds so much value to the way that we make decisions and conduct business at the college.
“We have a focus on having the right people in the right jobs, we’re proud that our team feel ownership for their roles and believe that this positive workplace culture is passed onto our students through personalised support and commitment to excellence from our staff.”