MS TIERNEY– To ask the Minister for Employment and Trade: In relation to the 55 job losses at the Gordon TAFE due to the Baillieu government cuts to the TAFE system: what assistance will the Baillieu government provide Gordon TAFE workers who will be made redundant.
I am informed that:
In responding to job losses, the Department of Business and Innovation has worked with the Gordon TAFE and local businesses to identify potential employment opportunities to retain skills in the Geelong region.
The Department offered to coordinate information and support for affected employees from the relevant government agencies and service providers. This includes access to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Workers in Transition Program for retraining opportunities.
Information sessions for affected employees were held on 29 November and 5 December 2012.