WESTVIC Staffing Solutions could lose four full-time and seven part-time staff after failing to secure a new contract to deliver apprenticeship services to the region.
A consortium made up of Westvic, Geelong's G Force Recruitment and Western District Employment Access (WDEA) missed a tender for a further two years from July.
WDEA will redeploy its apprenticeship staff within the organisation, while Westvic will focus on helping the four full-time and seven part-time staff from its Apprenticeship Centre find new jobs, either within Westvic or with other organisations, CEO Miles Coverdale said.
"We will also seek discussions with a new provider to ensure a smooth transition of services," he said.
Mr Coverdale said the consortium had achieved a very high level of compliance in regular audits by government representatives.
"We have worked hard over the 14 years of service delivery to register almost 18,000 apprentices and trainees with employers across the region.
"Service performance has been consistently high for many years in supporting special groups, including those with disabilities or from indigenous backgrounds, into apprenticeships and traineeships. This is part of the normal tender process and while we are disappointed by this result we will continue to look for other opportunities as they arise."
The existing tender will continue until the end of June. Mr Coverdale said the business would maintain its focus on delivery of other services and Westvic Staffing Solutions also remained committed to building a new Warrnambool office.