Our Owner - The Community
At NORTEC, we strive to ensure all activities impact positively on the community's social and economic wellbeing through adhering to ethical and sustainable business practices and through investing our resources into activities, projects and programs of community benefit.
‘Excelling in employment, training and community‘
NORTEC is a not-for-profit organisation so we invest funds from our commercial enterprises to support the delivery of NORTECs community programs, social enterprises initiatives, small business support and communtiy grants & sponsorships. These activities assist us to positively contribute to social and economic growth for communities in our region.
NORTEC came about as a result of the merger between TTEC Enterprises (who had been a part of the Tweed community since 1979) and Ballina Skills and Development Centre (BETC), based in the Northern Rivers region since 1986. Both companies began out of a desire to create employment opportunities and economic growth in our local region.
Since the merger of these two like-minded companies in 2007, NORTEC has successfully grown to have 16 offices throughout the Mid and North Coasts of NSW, from Nambucca to Tweed Heads and four offices on the Gold Coast, at Palm Beach, Coomera, Nerang and Southport.
NORTEC Employment and Training deliver:
- Australian Government funded Job Services Australia program - no-cost recruitment services
- Australian Government funded Disability Employment Services program - no-cost recruitment services
- Commercial Labour Hire, Temporary Staffing and Professional Placement recruitment services
- Training & traineeship solutions for individuals and businesses.
Government financial incentives can apply for eligible employers when employing staff or placing new or existing staff on a traineeship.
NORTEC also deliver these community programs:
- Youth programs,
- Small business incubators to encourage small business growth in our region.
- The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) in the Clarence, Northern Rivers and Tweed
- Small Business Mentoring Programs
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program
- A volunteer referral service - providing volunteer resourcing and support to Community Groups in the Northern Rivers
- Social Enterprise initiatives that encourage economic independence for regional commmunities
NORTEC is a not-for-profit organisation and profits from its commercial enterprises (commercial recruitment arm, NORTEC Staffing Solutions and also NORTEC Training) support NORTEC community program delivery. In addition, NORTEC invest in charitable donations and sponsorships to the community—such as local surf or sporting clubs and community organisations, as well as supporting events that encourage social and economic growth in our region.
NORTEC provide an annual Community Grants Initiative where local community organisations can tender for financial aid for their community organisation or project. Read more about our community investment here.
NORTEC Employment and Training Ltd is made up of a dynamic and talented team of approximately 300 employees. Camaraderie and team spirit ensure a positive work culture at NORTEC, and a sense of fulfilment out of contributing to the community. The passion of our staff and ethics and values of our company ensure that NORTEC will live up to its mission of excelling in employment, training and community.
NORTEC's commitment is to conduct sustainable government and private sector programs in the areas of employment, training and community services to the highest quality and in accordance with NORTEC's vision and values.
NORTEC aspires to achieve innovation and excellence in the delivery of employment, training and community services to assist disadvantaged people in our community to advance their social and economic opportunities and through this contribute to the well-being of the general community.
NORTEC is dedicated to advancing its Vision and Mission based on the principles of:
- Equity and Fairness
These values are embodied within all policies and practices of the Company.