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Programmed Skilled Workforce officially launched their new Singleton office on September 27 bringing together members of the company and the wider community to come check it out.

September 27 saw dozens gathered for the launch of Programmed’s new Singleton office that specialises in the provision of labour and training services to the black coal mining industry in the Hunter Valley and surrounding areas.

Programmed’s General Manager, Mining East Craig Allen welcomed the audience before providing a tour of their new facilities, followed by a lunch. 

“Programmed has provided skilled, and safety focused workforces to the mining industry in the Hunter Valley for over 20 years,” said Craig.

“The Singleton team currently manage over 700 people, including over 200 trainees and apprentices, across all major mining sites in the Hunter Valley.”

The tour of the new facility included the advanced training room, used for the candidate selection process where they go through a variety of assessments to assess suitability for the role.

Programmed Skilled Workforce Singleton traditionally offer Certificate II and Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations. These nationally recognised qualifications are made up of both theory and practical units of competency, with Cert II requiring 9 units completed and Cert III 13 units completed.

“These qualifications are completed over either a 12 or 24 month period and includes a week in our training room prior to starting on a customer’s site,” said Customer Delivery Manager Joel Cribb.

All in all, the launch was a success, with Programmed Skilled Workforce Singleton setting high standards for recruiting and training in the Hunter region. 

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