What training are you looking for? What areas would help your business to improve efficiency? Do you want to only complete training in a specific area? These are some of the questions that Albany Worklink CEO Jane Kelsbie asked at this month’s Denmark Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Jane and her team are keen to hear feedback from the community so that they can deliver the training that people are looking for.
Based in the Great Southern for 30 years Worklink WA employs 20 staff in Albany, Esperance and Kalgoorlie. Worklink WA offers many services amongst them; free career advice; help with CV’s; traineeships; different methods of training which can be classroom based; self-paced; selected units only or on the job training.
Ravens Coffee partnered with Worklink WA to host the event. Nick Raven was quick to credit his hard working staff for much of the success that Ravens Coffee has achieved over the last 10 years. Over this time Nick estimates that they have employed close to 400 part time staff. Many of these have been high school students and gap year school leavers who have relished the opportunity to earn some money and gain some valuable work experience in a professional atmosphere. As Nick said this has been a huge ongoing training exercise for Ravens.
At Ravens the coffee is roasted onsite and many locals will be familiar with the unusual aroma this creates. Nick is passionate about improving his roasting skills and was recently awarded 6th place in the Australian Coffee Roasting Championships. Nick is the only Coffee Roaster in WA to receive this recognition.
Guest speaker Nathan Devenport spoke enthusiastically about the potential future of mountain biking in Denmark. Originally from Taupo in New Zealand Nathan has seen firsthand how this sport has gained immensely in popularity and has been a big driver for tourism in both New Zealand and Tasmania.
The business after hours was a great success and all hosts highlighted the opportunity that exists within the tourism industry and urged the community to consider up skilling to take advantage of these opportunities as they emerge in Denmark.