Damian Toohey, ForestWorks Victoria Skills Development Officer, recently launched a brochure outlining the Flexible Traineeship pilot project currently being undertaken by ForestWorks in the Frame and Truss sector.
The flexible traineeship model will be a step-by-step clearly defined process on how employers can employ a trainee or apprentice and then get them trained and working safely and competently in industry.
“The Flexible traineeship model is industry driven and works for the benefit of enterprises and employees. It will ensure more employees can undertake a qualification that addresses the particular needs of the industry. The model will mean more employees can undertake training, leading to a better - skilled workforce,” Damian says.
It is envisioned that going forward, the model will be able to be adopted by other sectors of the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry.
Damian Toohey will present the project at the ForestWorks 2009 forestry industries conference - Forest Futures: Innovation | Jobs | investment in Canberra on 24-25 November 2009.
This project is part of the Industry Training Strategies Program, funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to develop flexible trainee and apprentice delivery models for the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry.