Education & Training
At A Gesture, we provide a dedicated team training experience in an active working warehouse through traineeships, SBATs (School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships), and job-seeker training programs. In 2012, 300 students participated in A Gesture’s training program. That means 300 lives changed for the better!
Sunshine followed by Dandenong, have Victoria’s highest unemployment rates of 12% &11.9% this year. At A Gesture, we’re working to change that through our warehouse training programme.
Our practical approach provides work ready skills, in combination with the required knowledge and nationally accredited certificates.
We focus on the following training programmes in our multi-faceted approach to education, in line with personalised training assessments of students currently enrolled:
- Certificate III Warehousing
- Certificate I, II, III General Education for Adults
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Certificate I in Transition Education
- Certified Forklift Licencing
Our individual approach to education and learning involves a specific need to focus on and understand the individual and build aflexible delivery of skills and knowledge, using a variety of methods.
Teaching disability, long-term unemployed or culturally sensitive programmes involves a deep understanding of literacy and numeracy and the level of confidence and self esteem needed to grow from within the individual.
To support job outcomes our flexible approach allows students to choose additional skills achieved along the way during their time at A Gesture, including:
- Food Safety Supervisor
- Forklift Driving
- Courier Delivery
- Cleaning and Chemical Usage
- OH&S Risk Assessment
- Goal Setting
- Personality Type analysis
- Public Speaking
- Book writing
SBATS and ASBAS
A Gesture’s School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT), also known as Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAS) are an opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience, while getting paid to work in a real-world practical working warehouse. Students take one school day per week to work at the A Gesture warehouse where they sort food, complete their training, and help deliver food to agencies across Victoria.
We currently have the following vacancies available for new SBAT students:
- 30 vacancies for new students on Thursdays
- 45 vacancies for new students on Fridays
If you would like to apply for an SBAT vacancy, please contact Laura, our Operations Manager at Laura@agesture.org or Contact Us directly.
Our measurable success over 2 years has resulted in: