Our under-20s team sponsor, Gold Training, and the Titans have joined forces to deliver a series of accredited certificate training courses at Burleigh Leagues Club and Pizzey Park where the Titans train.
Called ‘Train where the Titans Train’, the first course has already been completed – a Certificate III in Business– and applications are now being accepted for future courses.
The program will see Gold Training deliver a series of Certificate III level qualifications with mentoring and support delivered face to face, part time, 3 days per week, ranging from construction to Medical administration courses - and some of our under-20s players are planning to take part.
The added bonus delivering the training in this location, is that participants can watch the Titans train when they return for pre-season sessions in early November, and get to meet them!
Future courses will include Customer Engagement and Business Administration (Medical), which are highly sought after skills in the Gold Coast labour market.
Gold Training under-20s players Daniel Schwass and Anthony Colman welcomed the students to the first course and explained how they balance their own study and work commitments as players in the National Youth League.
Gold Training is a Queensland based Registered Training Organisation part owned by the WorkPac Group - a national labour hire company, both committed to improving employability in South East Queensland, which is key to a strong and sustainable economic future for the community.
Gold Training’s head of marketing Tracey Mesken said offering the courses had a two-fold benefit of helping the general public recognise the importance of developing skills for the workplace but also providing an opportunity for our under-20s players that educate themselves for life away from football, while still playing.
“Certainly there is a recognition that everyone in the community is better off if they have skills,” she said. “For the players, while they may be fantastic footballers and want to become NRL players, it also about making sure they have the skills to jump into the workforce too.”
“The beauty of this program is that the Titans football club connection engages with the community and provides involvement and support at a local level with the players, providing hands on assistance with mentoring the students in non-accredited soft skills.
“Where else would you rather be but getting some inspiration from players and improving your skills at the same time?”
Peter Carswell, a local student who attended the first course to enhance his business skills, believed the surroundings and training offered was of a first class standard.
“I was lucky enough to get the opportunity through Fairhaven and am trying to improve my skills and go back into the workforce,” he said.
“It’s a great place to come to do training, being able to have lunch in the club and have the opportunity to watch the players train is a great experience.”
Gold Training have access to various funding pools for to assist students enrol in these qualifications. Simply contact Gold Training who can advise you on course dates and funding eligibility.