Suresh Padmanabhan is one of the three finalists in the small business category for IEC Awards. The winner will be announced on 19th November at a Gala dinner in Sofitel
REACH for Training (REACH) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), providing nationally accredited training and assessment services across Australia since 2002. REACH is registered by the Commonwealth Government’s National Vocational Education and Training Regulator and the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
As an approved RTO, REACH is authorised by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to provide National Training and Certification for 32 qualifications across a number of faculties, including business, community services, hospitality and hairdressing.
“Despite REACH providing qualifications across highly technical and high risk disciplines such as child care, aged care, disability and hairdressing and beauty, in its latest periodic registration renewal process, the government regulators found ‘zero non-compliance’ with our business,” says managing director Suresh Padmanabhan.
REACH was selected as one of three Australian private RTOs, to help trial the provision of skilled training to India; and to date REACH has more than 72 successfully trained in International Training & Assessor Course Programs.
REACH is currently working with the Ministry of Rural Development of India (MORD) and its skilling agency Deen Dayal Upadhyay—Grameen Kaushalya Yojana to submit a proposal whereby REACH will be running a “Train the Trainer Program” for all the trainers who work for MORD.
“REACH has grown from reaching out to a few hundred students annually, to now averaging over 2,000 students. As a small organisation with a big appetite for growth and expansion, REACH has had its fair share of challenges both operationally and financially, but our can-do attitude has made us successful,” says Padmanabhan.
When it comes to its corporate social responsibility REACH actively participates as well as drives key community events such as Harmony Day, National Skills Week, and Try Trade Day.