Angus Knight, parent company of Jobfind, has supported over one million people since it was founded in 1991 by delivering quality employment, training and community services across more than 150 locations.
TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) values working with partners that are there to help individuals who experience a barrier to employment – partners like Angus Knight who believe in unleashing the potential of Australians and finding flexible and innovative ways to achieve the best outcomes for each job seeker.
As the Productivity Commission noted in its recent National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Study Report students experiencing disadvantage report higher satisfaction at public TAFEs (p.37). This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students who completed a language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy package (p.102). Importantly, public TAFEs (taking into account their students’ disadvantage and lack of previous employment) still achieved the same level of employment outcomes as the VET sector more generally.
Cameron Judson, CEO & Managing Director, Angus Knight Group said “We are excited to partner with TDA as part of our combined ambition to unleash the potential of Australians. We value working with like-minded organisations to get people skilled and job ready”.
TDA welcomes the Angus Knight Group as a TDA Corporate Affiliate and looks forward to an on-going partnership. In joining with TDA, Angus Knight also provides informed industry perspectives to TDA and its member TAFEs.
Finally, the Productivity Commission noted that governments must consider the public value of policy interventions, with one of the main rationales being to remove the barriers to participation for students facing disadvantage and groups affected by structural change in the economy (p.109). As the partnership between Angus Knight and TAFEs develops and matures, we will let you know how together TAFEs and Angus Knight are practically addressing this public policy problem in Australia’s national interest.