Through discussions with jobseekers, business, industry and education providers, the Latrobe Valley Authority identified a ‘gap’ between the skills that local jobseekers have and what employers are looking for when they recruit.
Industry, education and community members then worked together to develop what these skills looked like in the workplace and piloted different ways of assessing and recognising them. This is called micro-credentialing and it offers an opportunity for people to be recognised for the enterprise (soft) skills they currently use in the workplace and in the community. We trialled a Phase One Program in late 2019 and we had a number of people successfully complete. We then gathered their feedback to improve and streamline the program for Phase Two.
The Phase Two program will run for four weeks from 4 May, the time commitment is minimal and it is fully online so something that can be done from anywhere. It is a great opportunity for you to access some FREE development, and if you successfully complete, you will receive an Enterprise Skill Profile from the University of Melbourne – this will be a great addition to your resume!
The three skills we are offering are:
- Problem solving
You can chose to undertake one, two or all three of the skills depending on the time you have available and your interests.
After feedback from Phase One participants, the assessment activity has been very much streamlined simply consisting of:
- An online assessment, including some performance-based tasks such as scenario-based demonstrations (approx. 45 minutes per skill)
- A survey (approx. 15 minutes per skill)
- Nomination of four other people to complete the survey about you
So, what are you waiting for? Here is your chance to make your resume stand out from the rest and get recognition for some of those skills that employers are looking for. Good luck!
- What is micro-credentialing?
- Am I eligible to apply for micro-credentialing?
- What skills can I get recognised?
- What will I need to do and how much time will it take me?
- Will I have to undertake training and how long is it?
- How long until I know if I have been successful, and what happens if I'm not?
- Why would I do it / what will I get?
- How do I get started?
This program is overseen by a Steering Committee made up of representatives from:
- Industry/business - Energy, Health, Community Services, Water, Recruitment, Food & Fibre, Manufacturing
- Education providers - Federation University, TAFE Gippsland, Gippsland Tech School, Broadening Horizons Program, secondary schools
- State and Local Government
- Latrobe Valley Authority
- Assessment Research Centre (ARC), University of Melbourne