People in apprenticeships can move through the system quickly if they can show they have the skills apprentices are shaving more than a year off their training through a little-known initiative designed to fast-track vocational careers. WPC Group general manager Andrew Sezonov says while any sector can offer accelerated apprenticeships, it is currently commonplace only in the automotive industry. However, group training organisation (GTO) Maxima says it has facilitated early sign-off in other areas including clerical, horticulture, community services, hospitality and civil construction. The accelerated apprenticeship model is spearheaded by a partnership between WPC Group and Nissan to deliver NISSMAP,… [Read More]
By Hilary Harper on Life Matters 12 months ago it looked like we’d be in recession for years. Now, economists say the job market is surging with 250,000 vacancies across multiple industries. But if you were made redundant last year or you’re after a career shift, how can you land yourself a job that’s meaningful, secure and as future-proof as possible? In a Life Matters special, we ask a team of experts their tips on succeeding in the post-pandemic workforce. Guests:Professor Phil Lewis, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research at the University of CanberraNicholas Wyman, CEO of The… [Read More]
Katharine Knapman – AEN Awards Trainee of the year Inspiration Award: Women in Trades GAN International Apprenticeship Scholarship On the March 11th 2021, WPC Group Arboriculture trainee Katharine Knapman took out three awards at the catch-up dinner for the 2020 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) awards – the GAN Australia International Apprentice Scholarship, Inspiration Award: Women in Trades and Trainee of the Year. The AEN Awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices, trainees and group training organisations in Victoria annually and this year they did not disappoint. Starting her traineeship with Maroondah City Council in 2019, Katharine turned her passion for nature… [Read More]
ABC Political Reporter Jade Macmillan interviews Emely Goncalves, hosted at Costa Group, about the success of her Traineeship throughout COVID-19 thanks to her mentors. Emely’s full story is featured in the Apprenticeships for Growth Report. Download the report.
LOCAL workers Thomas Lee and Marques Guedeiha are the first two beneficiaries of a collaboration between leading Gippsland employers. The duo, electrical instrumentation apprentices at Esso Australia’s Longford site, have spent a month on the tools with Sale-based Marathon Electrical, as part of a workplace rotation. The four-week work placement has helped the apprentices broaden their electrical knowledge and practical skills by increasing their exposure to residential, commercial and industrial electrical work. WPC Group apprentice and trainee manager Janine McPhee, who arranged the rotation, said it was designed to help them learn how electrical theory and practices are carried out… [Read More]