Some great ideas came out of the Cobar Business Association’s Brainstorming session on Sunday.
Cobar Business Association president Sharon Harland said the committee will now look at developing some of the ideas put forward.
“There are some ideas that we can implement straight away while others will need a bit of work and a few more volunteers on board before we can make them happen.
“A number of suggestions for training sessions were put forward in the areas of marketing, computer and basic bookkeeping skills, social media in business and also the creation of a training register,” Mrs Harland said.
“If a local businesses is trying to organise to run something like a forklift training session, there might be other businesses in town that are also looking for that training.
“By lodging their training opportunity with the association they may be able to share the training expense with another business and, in some cases, get enough numbers to ensure the training session can be carried out in town.”
Mrs Harland said there was great enthusiasm for the association to have a closer relationship with Cobar High School.
“We’re keen to hold mock interviews, and be involved in a local Try-A-Trade day, work placement and school based apprenticeships and traineeships. After all it’s these students who are our future employees.”