WorkSkills in the Community

2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards

'Finalist' recognised for support to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse learners through a range of educational and social support activities.


2017 Glenelg Shire Business & Tourism Awards

'Heritage Award' recognised for excellence in the Glenelg Shire.



2016 Glenelg Shire Business & Tourism Awards

Winner of 'Inclusive Award' recognised for excellence in the Glenelg Shire.


2015 (and 2011) Glenelg Shire Inclusive Business Awards

'Business of the Year'  in recognition of commitment to providing opportunities within the workplace for people of all abilities.

'Inclusive Customer Service' award for commitment to providing inclusive customer service to people of all abilities.

In addition to delivering its core training and employment services, Portland WorkSkills plays a significant role in the life of its community by being involved in community capacity building initiatives and maintaining strong community linkages with many community organisations. Recent initiatives include:

         Member of South West Adult Community Education Network


         Operation of the WorkSkills Education, Training & General Support Fund for benefit of disadvantaged participants or learners


         Fostered effective learning partnerships with many local organisations to further learning and employment opportunites with our learners .


         Member of Portland District U3A steering committee, providing current chairperson


         Portland Tourist Association member


         Promotion of Portland through the operations of WorkSkills Tour Guides


         Provided staff time-release for Country Fire Authority duties


         Portland Housing Program Committee member and provide chairperson


         Radio 3RPC sponsor


         Business and Community Links (Baclinks) member


         Ruth Martin Memorial Trust member


         Supported Portland Toy Library with its 25th Anniversary publication


         Periodical involvement in Glenelg Shire Council advisory groups


         Supported Wood, Wine and Roses Committee with its 25th anniversary publication


Contact Portland WorkSkills on (03) 5523 1645 or email us by clicking here.