The Ford Transition Project has dedicated staff available to all retrenched workers at operational levels, in support roles and in management roles. Project staff can assist individuals and employers in linking with external training and support agencies and by undertaking individual skills analysis to help individuals see where their skills can be best placed for employment or where up-skilling may be needed.
Amongst those services available for re-skilling is the Victorian Government’s Workers in Transition Program. This program has special funding for the training of personnel affected by redundancy in Victoria. This program is able to provide funds for training to personnel who may not normally have been able to access training funds. A Ford Transition Project Co-ordinator or a designated training provider makes an assessment of someone’s eligibility to train under this program. Funding capacity from the Victorian Workers in Transition Program will vary between individuals based on their training history.