STEPS’ Educational Pathways – Skilling the Future

 In Disability, Education & Training, Pathways College, STEPS

National Skills Week August 26- September 1, is a time to highlight the broad range of skills and qualifications that can be achieved through vocational education pathways.

STEPS Education & Training deliver courses and programs across Australia and pride themselves on structuring training in collaboration with local industry to ensure students graduate with skills that meet local employer needs.

Their focus on industry partnerships and flexible delivery achieves successful outcomes for both employers and students.

STEPS believe that by addressing the needs of their customers they can positively contribute to the social and economic future of a community as a whole.

STEPS Education & Training Executive Manager Joel Stevens said their courses, particularly the Individual Support courses, have a great reputation with past, current and future students because of their high post-graduation employment rate.

“We have a great reputation with local aged, disability, home and community care providers because we are skilling a workforce in a way that meets consumer and industry demands,” Mr Stevens said.

“We’re not just in the business of getting our students to graduation, we’re in the business of getting our students jobs and that requires listening to the needs of our local employers so that we can tailor our courses to meet local skills shortages and deliver outstanding job ready candidates.”

The geographic diversity of the areas STEPS service across Australia has shaped STEPS as innovators in the field of customised training responsive to the often difficult environments in which they work and the broad range of industries they support.

STEPS also spearheaded the STEPS Pathways College, providing young adults with a disability a pathway towards independence and the opportunity to achieve their goals.

The Sunshine Coast College features a training course designed to provide young adults with a disability with the opportunity to further develop the skills needed to experience a life of independence.

The Australian-first college offers an innovative, holistic learning model featuring nine core areas that combine practical learning with hands-on experience in a supportive environment through their boarding and day program offerings.

Students gain independent living skills, engage in recreational activities, and have the opportunity to build life-long friendships.

National Skills Week highlights the importance of vocational learning and training, and its role in contributing to a successful, modern economy.

For more information on the full range of STEPS Education & Training courses near you call 1300 131 965 or contact STEPS Pathways College on 07 5458 3000 for more information including a free two-day trial at the College.

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