FGM Consultants of Warragul has been awarded the 2017 National Meat Industry Training Initiative Award at the National Meat Industry Training Conference.
23 May 2017
Held on the Gold Coast in April, the awards recognised FGM Consultants' work in assisting more than 50 long-term unemployed people into new careers in the meat and food industry throughout Gippsland, Dandenong and surrounding areas. FGM is now on track to achieve their target of 100 placements by early 2018.
Several of the initiatives have supported and complemented new partnerships and programs with Jobs Victoria. FGM has been working in partnership with Jobs Victoria since October 2016.
The program identifies candidates keen on pursuing a career in the meat and food processing industry and prepares them with core skills and trial work experiences so that individuals get a 'taste' of the work and opportunities available to them.
Michael Grogan, managing director of FGM Consultants, said: "most people have limited knowledge or pre-conceived ideas of what jobs are available in today's meat industry. Changing industry requirements and rapid development and implementation of robotics has seen a change in the skill sets employers are requiring from days gone by."
FGM Consultants has also recently been awarded a Commonwealth Government contract under the PaTH Employability Skills Training Services program to support youth development in Gippsland, Dandenong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Perth in Western Australia.
Article courtesy of the Warragul & Drouin Gazette, 16th May 2017