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Know the Funding

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021
Time 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Tafe Drysdale Campus - The Collins Room
59 Collins St Hobart
TAS Hobart Network
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 10.00
CPD: 2.00
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Know the Funding

Know the Funding
Doors open  11:45am (AEST)  
Session start  12:00pm (AEST)  
Session finish   2:00pm (AEST)  

This will be an in-person event only.

Parking available at Argyle St Car Park.

TAS Hobart Network

This forum will provide insight into the government funded incentives available to employers when considering their next recruitment.

This hot topic will offer a greater understanding of wage subsidies and incentives that employers may be entitled to when recruiting apprentices and job seekers.

In the ever changing world of employment, additional funding may be the difference between being in the position of being able to make your next hire.

Come along to this lunch time session to get the inside running from experts in their field.

This forum is suitable for:

All HR professionals.

Speaker: Lucas Mackey, Site Leader, Workskills

Lucas has 17 years industry experience in the Employment Services industry having worked in various operational roles both frontline and managerial. Lucas has continued to work in this industry as he has a strong personal drive to assist the most vulnerable members of our community to develop and attain opportunity through employment.

Lucas believes in breaking down the barriers associated with unemployment and has experienced firsthand the positive outcomes this generates for the business community and broader community as a whole.

Over his time with Workskills Lucas has worked in varying roles from Case Manage to Site Leader. He has managed multiple sites including Bridgewater, New Norfolk, Hobart and Huonville and outreach services in Oatlands. This exposure has enabled Lucas to develop a unique understanding of the local labour markets across southern Tasmania and some of the localised challenges these community face.

With Lucas’ experience across multiple employment service contracts, combined with his unique understanding of the local labour market, he is perfectly positioned to establish positive new connections for Workskills to support local industry’s needs.

Lucas holds a Diploma of Leadership and Management, along with Certificate IV’s in Community Services, Business and Training and Assessing. Lucas has also completed a Bachelor of Arts through UTAS.

Speaker: Blake Wallace, State Manager, MEGT

Blake Wallace is MEGT’s State Manager (VIC & TAS). Blake commenced employment with MEGT in September 2008 and is passionate about the Vocational Education and Training sector and the services delivered by MEGT. Blake is also currently studying the Grad Cert in Human Resource Management at RMIT and is planned to graduate in June 2021. Blake became a professional member of AHRI (MAHRI) in December 2020 and is excited to be part of this event today to meet HR professionals throughout Tasmania and ensure that all attendees are aware that MEGT are here to support them and their respective organisations with Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs.

Speaker: Carmen Walpole, Field Operations Manager, MEGT

Carmen Walpole is MEGT’s Field Operations Manager in Tasmania. Carmen commenced employment with MEGT in October 2020 and since joining the MEGT family has expanded our footprint throughout Tasmania and developed working partnerships with a number of integral stakeholders with the aim of promoting the many benefits of Apprenticeships and Traineeships throughout Tasmania. Carmen’s background is business ownership, training and assessment and managing pre-employment labour market programs. Carmen has lead and managed managing sales and sales teams for over 13 years and has also owned and operated small businesses employing Apprentices and Trainees within the Hospitality and Retail sectors.

Speaker: Leon Thompson, Career and Recruitment Consultant, MEGT

Leon Thompson has nearly 10 years’ experience within the JobActive and DES programs, specialising mainly on matching candidates to employers, and assisting employers in sourcing and screening jobseekers from within the Centrelink programs. His role with MEGT is a newly created role in Tasmania managing ‘CareerHub’ – MEGT’s free, online recruitment portal to assist employers find their new apprentice, and for future apprentices to find-and-apply to apprenticeship and trainee vacancies state-wide.”


Registration closes Friday 30 April 2021

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5/05/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tafe Drysdale Campus - The Collins Room 59 Collins St Hobart TAS Hobart Network, TAS
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