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VU College partnership spells success for BAE Systems staff

BAE Systems, Australia's largest defence company, has partnered with Victoria University (VU) to help its employees develop their spelling, grammar and comprehension skills.

Ten BAE employees attended the recent Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) course, run from the VU College mobile Language, Literacy and Numeracy vehicle.

BAE Systems is Australia's largest defence company, with annual sales in excess of $1.5 billion. It employs almost 6,500 people, many for whom English is a second language. Partnering with VU provided the perfect opportunity to run a customised training program for staff in its Maritime Business Unit.

The WELL program is customised to meet the differing needs of individuals and workplaces. It is generally centred around occupational health and safety topics, and developing reading and writing and skills.

BAE Training Instructor and Developer Estelle Thomson was enthusiastic in her support for the program:

"Maritime is keen for this successful partnership with Victoria University to continue and grow."

She said the BAE employees who attended the course are already incorporating the new skills they learnt into their daily routines.

BAE Systems training group

BAE Systems training group

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  • Karen Kitzsimons
  • Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Co-ordinator
  • Phone: +61 3 9919 8856
  • Email: karen.fitzsimons@vu.edu.au

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