STRATEGIES FOR TRAINEE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

CLOUD BASED TRAINING

Kool Kids Training College have been ‘on the cloud’ for several years and have a robust training model for online training delivery which when blended with our commitment to centre based mentoring and assessment provides a comprehensive program.

With our cloud based learning platform combined with workflow automation and a dedicated team of Trainers and Assessors means that both childcare centre owners and educators studying CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualificationscan be sure that whilst it is not ‘business as usual,’ Kool Kids Training College are able to continue to train, mentor and support educators during this pandemic, but ‘from a distance.’

OPTIONS FOR TRAINEES

Kool Kids Training College have reached out to centre owners in the past week with strategies to continue supporting Trainees – in fact accelerate the support for Trainees during this time. We have also communicated strategies for employers who may be reviewing downsizing or standing down Trainees.

College Manager Sam Hendry said this week, “Just last Friday I was talking with a Centre Owner in Sydney with 3 centres who was looking at retrenching a number of Trainees. We discussed options that we had discussed with relevant authorities for suspending trainees and continuing training, and with a change of thinking by this owner as a result of this discussion, these Trainees are now able to continue training whilst being stood down, access Government financial assistance and solve the payroll challenge of the Centre Owner.”

“There are always options to work around challenges, and with the breadth of issues owners are facing, we just wanted to put forward a solution that works for all parties.”

“So, my message to all employers (notably with Trainees) is before you contemplate laying off Trainees, talk with us as we have a model that works and enables you to plan for Trainees to re-engage with their employment in 3 months or 6 months time when we get through the other side of this pandemic and most importantly it solves your payroll issues and removes some of the future inevitable hiring costs and processes you will face when we do get through this pandemic…and we will.”

Sam noted some colleges who this week announced they were closing whilst changing their training models to be online.

“We feel for those Trainees impacted by college closure. We are open for business, we are 100% committed to our students and we can seamlessly transition any Trainees wishing to transfer to Kool Kids Training College. A month is a long time when you are studying and given all the other emotional impacts Trainees are facing, we don’t want training to be an additional stress point. We actually want to be right in the trenches with our students, keep them training and keep them motivated. This is the training industries time to stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with its students.”

“Transferring a training contract to KKTC is a relatively simple process and we will guide you through this,” Sam Hendry said.

“Just call the college on 1300 048 133 and we can run through options for your centre and your Trainees,” he said.

#InItTogether
Enquiries – Sam Hendry, College Manager
Ph 0432 900 463
sam@koolkidstrainingcollege.com.au
Date 31/3/20

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