L-R: Nic Condous Counting In Supervisor, Bonnie Hart Workplace Education Services Lecturer, Brenton Lemon, Production Manager, Maria Rodrigues, Production Supervisor Hart
TAFE SA Workplace Education Services (WES) recently delivered Workplace English Language and Literacy training to Alsco (a commercial linen service company based in Adelaide).
The training is funded by Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation Science Research and Tertiary Education through Workplace English Language and Literacy program.
The program enabled Alsco's supervisors and frontline managers to improve their workplace communication and problem solving skills by designing and implementing their own 'hands on' projects with ongoing measurable outcomes.
Alsco have reported that they have achieved a 12.5% productivity increase in two projects or processing areas since the completion of the training.
Mr Brenton Lemon, Alsco Production Manager said: "The program required our supervisors and managers to gain a greater awareness of their plant and surrounding areas. Willingness to commit and improve communication with their peers gave them the confidence they needed in the workplace."
"Since completing the training there has been a strong focus on productivity gains by employees through more effective implementation of practices and risk management. The most pleasing aspect is the significantly improved communication skills and the willingness to put their projects into practice along with OH&S training has been remarkable,' Mr Lemon said.
WES support learners from diverse educational and language backgrounds with practical organisational outcomes. Workplace English Language and Literacy supports the integration of language, literacy and numeracy skills including information and communication technology with vocational education, tailored to the specific needs of the employer and employee.
Find out more about Workplace Education Services at TAFE SA.