Our Workforce Solutions initiative has been designed to alleviate staffing issues and develop workforce strategies across the board for early childhood education.
We’re working with providers to address skills shortages and find the right employees for your service. One facet of our approach we haven’t highlighted yet is access to our cohort of skilled learners.
Find the best employees for your early childhood education service
Practical Outcomes specialises in training and education for the early childhood education sector. Our learners graduate from Practical Outcomes with the practical skills and experience required to become great educators.
It’s not just their practical skills which distinguish them either: Practical Outcomes graduates are known for their passion, enthusiasm and adaptability.
There are many reasons why Practical Outcomes learners make great employees — here are just a few:
- Our courses are updated regularly to reflect the demands of the sector
- Our learners receive training and support from experienced trainers
- Practical placement and workplace training enables learners to apply their skills as they develop
- We prioritise transferable skills which give learners the ability to adapt to the demands of the workplace
- Our learners want to make a difference
- Our learners are ready for work
Organisations choose Practical Outcomes to deliver quality training to their staff so that they can deliver a high standard of education and care to children in turn. Partnering with Practical Outcomes means being connected to our successful learners, skilled graduates and beneficial programs.
Access our work-ready learners
Industry forecasts in early childhood education estimate that over 6,000 new workers are needed to meet ongoing staffing demands. Education and training is the backbone of the sector, and there has never been a more important time to consider how partnering with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) can help address staff shortages.
Partnering with Practical Outcomes’ Workforce Solutions gives organisations access to our cohort of work-ready learners. We offer one-on-one workforce strategy sessions with our experts at Practical Outcomes, where we’ll develop a detailed recruitment plan for your business. But first, let’s have a look at a few ways you can take advantage of our work-ready learners.
Address short-term staffing issues by taking on placement learners
Taking on placement learners is a great way for centres to gain a few extra pairs of hands. Our early childhood education courses are updated regularly to reflect the needs of the sector, so you can be sure that placement learners will be joining your workplace equipped with current knowledge and appropriate skills.
Consider new entrants to the sector
When considering newly qualified educators as candidates for employment it’s natural to weigh up the benefits. It can be easy to dismiss hiring new entrants on the basis that they will require more support than experienced staff.
It may be true that new entrants need encouragement, but this doesn’t have to be a burden. In fact, it can be an opportunity to tailor your team to suit the needs of the business. We’ll work with you to support the ongoing training of new entrants by distance and to provide upskilling opportunities for staff.
Get connected with employment service providers
In light of the current skills shortage we’re putting new energy into our partnerships with Employment Service Providers (ESPs). For us, working with ESPs is a way to strengthen the support network available to businesses.
Through our work with ESPs we advocate for early childhood education as a sector, ensuring that personnel and resources are directed where they’re needed most. We can connect you to ESPs to help find suitable employees.
Building a unique recruitment strategy
We’re here to help build recruitment strategies that work for individual organisations and businesses. That means sitting down together and tailoring a specific approach. When it comes to supporting new educators, we’ll direct you to take advantage of the many resources and programs we provide.
Some of these have been covered in other articles, but let’s quickly refresh your memory:
- We offer short courses and group training to maximise workforce capability
- Our dedicated placement and traineeship coordinators can work with centre management to streamline the administrative component of taking on our learners
- We provide advice and administrative support which allows you to take advantage of wage subsidies and government funding
- We can work with you to recruit suitable employees via employment service providers
We put our learners at the heart of what we do
There’s one thing at the heart of every one of our recruitment strategies, and that’s our learners. We begin with a passion for education and through our learners’ practical skills, dedication and enthusiasm for the work they do, that passion ripples out through the sectors we support.
If you would like to meet our learners, contact our team to find out how we can work together to develop workforce solutions.