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FEATURE – education & training |

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS APPRENTICES THE HUNTER WILL continue to have more wellrounded apprentices in the engineering industry after a renewed partnership between the region’s premier training company and the local arm of a global engineering company. Hunter-V-Tec, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of Hunter Valley Training Company and Alstom recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Hunter-V-Tec manager operations, Doug Ivins, says the new deal means his team will expand its services beyond the provision of tailored workplace apprentice and training programs at Alstom’s Telarah workshop. Mr Ivins says these moves will benefit both companies as well as the region.

WESLEY MISSION’S TRAINING ARM Wesley Mission has created a training arm to assist job seekers, or people looking for career progression. The Wesley Vocational Institute (WVI) helps to develop, design and deliver customised training for job seekers, those looking for career progression, or employers wanting to grow their business by investing in their staff. WVI training programs are designed to meet the requirements of clients, while adhering to the specifications of Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and Vocational Education & Training Accreditation Board (VETAB). Programs are developed in close consultation

‘We will strengthen the operations of our two Hunter based businesses and create more local, highly skilled people as the skills shortage again becomes an issue in Australia.

with clients capitalising on the team’s extensive

‘We will now be doing Alstom’s local Workcover courses and we are looking at rotating apprentices from other parts of Alstom’s operations as well as the provision of other internal training programs,’ he said.

an extensive range of courses available. Training

Two Alstom apprentices, Mic Wilson and Jeremy Adams, were named HVTC school-based trainee of the year in 2009 and 2010 respectively. A number of Alstom apprentices have also won TAFE awards for excellence in machining.

knowledge of learning and development outcomes and experience in training delivery. WVI is a Registered Training Organisation and has options are flexible, including full-time, part-time, in a formal classroom environment or whilst undertaking paid employment.

Photograph generously provided by AJM Photography

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The Leader - March 2011  
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