He may be surrounded by moving boxes at home, but Ian Westhead has hit the ground running this week, joining the Horsham office as the new Regional RTO Manager and taking responsibility for all Skillinvest training being delivered across Western Victoria.
Ian will be working closely with businesses, government and the industry across regional Victoria, to better understand their training needs and ensure that Skillinvest’s training delivery, operations and processes meet all the education and workplace requirements.
Talking about his new role, Ian explained that he was aware of the reputation that Skillinvest had for delivering high quality training and services. “I look forward to continuing to build on Skillinvest’s excellent reputation, and providing responsive training and business solutions that will allow businesses to develop a more productive and effective workforce.”
Ian is passionate about vocational education and training (VET) and has been working in a similar role with the Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN), where his main role was to raise the profile of VET courses and liaise with local businesses and year 11 and 12 students about the benefits and career pathways that workplace training provides.
A qualified chef of 25 years, Ian worked on the ‘front line’ - delivering cookery training to local and international students at SuniTAFE Mildura, before moving into management. Ian also holds a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Ian enjoys playing tennis and will be on the lookout for a local chess group to join. Ian also shows Bernese Mountain Dogs and is the proud owner of a recent Australian Champion. We welcome Ian to the team and wish him all the best in his new role.
Visit www.skillinvest.com.au or call the Skillinvest team on 1300 308 620 for more information about our vocational training, apprenticeship and traineeship support and services.