A devotion towards assisting Indigenous youth with training on the massive $580 million Berry Bypass project has propelled Wollongong-based Fusion Training Solutions (FTS) into the limelight, earning a prestigious accolade at the 2020 NSW Training Awards.
Held last Friday, the awards recognise the outstanding work of training providers across NSW – and it was FTS and their devotion to the Indigenous which captured the attention.
Pitted against two impressive NSW TAFE entrants in the NSW Industry Collaboration Award, FTS grabbed the honours through a successful collaboration with Fulton Hogan.
The connection featured students from FTS working on-site at the Fulton Hogan project during the early stages of the multi-million project.
The collaboration was a “win-win” for students, connecting them with further training opportunities and employment according to FTS director Andrew Park.
“As a driving force in the training industry we are delighted to receive this award, and in the process assist our students through knowledgeable training alongside Fulton Hogan,” he said.
“We were also able to assist a significant number of female students who took the vital steps from pre-employment to employment through the course.
“Our emphasis was on ‘hands-on’ pre-employment training to ensure all students had the practical knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in a prepared and ‘job-ready’ manner.”