Learn @ Work
A series of six short radio programs on learning in the workplace
Produced at PBA FM in Salisbury, and presented by Tony Ryan
Program 1: You learn
a lot on the farm
There is an enormous range of skills needed to successfully manage a farm. In this program, a farming family in Geranium in South Australia’s Murray Mallee talks about their work, and a scheme to identify and formally recognise their many skills.
Contributors: Leanne Isaacson, John Isaacson, Roger Nourse
Program 2: It’s more than stacking the shelves
Working in a supermarket is more than checkout duties or stacking shelves. Today, we visit an Adelaide supermarket and hear about an internationally successful workplace training program.
Contributors: Joseph Romeo, Wing-Yin Chan Lee, Debbie Sleader, Matthew Goldman
Program 3: Redundancy
- learning helps!
It may be very difficult at the time, but good workplace training programs, combined with strong management support, can assist workers going through significant career change.
Contributors: Toni Flynn, Mark Cahill
Program 4: Volunteers learn too!
The role that volunteers play in the community and in many workplaces is often overlooked. Recorded in Coonalpyn in South Australia’s Murray Mallee, this program looks at the training that volunteers in an adult community education centre gain to plan and produce a regular community newspaper.
Contributors: Denise Richardson, Terry Natt, and volunteers at The Learning Hub
Program 5: Learning for Aboriginal apprentices
Over one hundred Aboriginal students in South Australia are currently upgrading their skills through the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program. A young student from Quorn who has completed her training as a hairdresser and her training mentor are both interviewed in this program. And we hear about an award-winning aged care training program at Coober Pedy.
Contributors: Rob Lucas, Kellie Fulwood
Program 6: Making
for better managers
What skills are needed to manage a community neighbourhood house or adult community education centre? Today we visit a community house in suburban Adelaide, and hear how two managers have identified and built on their current competencies.
Contributors: Marie Smith, Mark Oliphant, Maggie L’Estrange