Skills Update brings you ForestWorks latest activities, events and issues around skills, training and employment.
ForestWorks presents 2010 Industry Conference - BOOK NOW!
Melbourne, September 9 is where industry's leaders, decision makers, stakeholders and policy makers - from Australia and overseas will come together to discuss ‘Australia's Place in the Changing Global Forest Products Market'. National and international speakers will focus on three key themes: Markets, Investment and Community. Book now! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the invitation here: http://www.forestworks.com.au/events/ JUST ANNOUNCED: Corey Brinkema, US President of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will speak to delegates at the ForestWorks Industry Conference. Don't miss this special event!
ForestWorks takes industry focused approach to streamlining Training Packages
The VET Products for the 21st Century Report recommended the streamlining of training packages, focusing on the separation of performance standards from guidance and support information.
A series of Companion Volumes will be created to house the extracted guidance and support information. ForestWorks, as an ISC with responsibility for this industry's Training Package development, is taking an industry focused approach to streamlining the units of competency and developing a worked example of one unit of competency and one qualification from each of the two Training Packages by the end of October 2010. Feedback will be sought, incorporated and agreed upon ready for implementation by 2011. For more information, contact Donna Ewing email@example.com
ForestWorks discusses sustainability skills at Carter Holt Harvey
On 14th July, Donna Ewing, ForestWorks Project Manager-Training Package and Provider Network and Michael Littlechild ForestWorks Training Package Specialist visited the Carter Holt Harvey plant in Myrtleford, Victoria. The visit included a tour of the saw mill, plywood mill and associated harvesting operation. A new ply mill is expected to be operational early in 2011 utilising state -of-the art manufacturing equipment. ForestWorks took the opportunity to discuss environmental sustainability within the CHH operation and will use these discussions to inform the current review of sustainability skills in the training packages.
ForestWorks to present at Garma Cultural Festival
ForestWorks CEO Michael Hartman will present at the 12th Garma Cultural Festival in the Key Forum, as part of the 2010 theme of ‘Indigenous Education and Training'. Garma is Australia's leading cultural exchange event and will be held from 6-10 August 2010 at Gulkula, North East Arnhem Land, NT. Garma is a nationally significant, intimate, spectacular celebration of cultural traditions and practices - dance, song, music, and art (including presentations, collaborations, sales) - and is the annual venue for a major Key Forum on Indigenous issues. ForestWorks is privileged to experience Garma and we will have a more detailed report in the next edition of Skills Update.
ForestWorks and ATTA annual conference outcomes
Michael Hartman, ForestWorks CEO and Rob Rule, President Australian Timber Trainers Association welcomed delegates to Hobart for the annual conference. Participants were treated to an opening speech from the Tasmanian Minister for Forestry, Bryan Green who spoke about the changing industry and how industry must mirror the changes through training said, "This government is a 10/10 supporter of the forestry industry." The conference workshops focused heavily on the refinement of current competency units and the development of potential new units. ForestWorks will take all feedback received and incorporate changes to the Training Packages.
ForestWorks encourages Gottstein Trust Applicants
ForestWorks is the newest Patron of the Gottstein Trust and encourages industry individuals to apply for a 2011 Gottstein Industry Award or Fellowship. The Joseph William Gottstein Memorial Trust is highly regarded within industry and these awards assist workers in the Australian forest industries to improve their knowledge and work skills and contribute to the wider industry. Applications close on 17 September, 2010. For more information contact Dr Silvia Pongracic, Secretary, J. W. Gottstein Memorial Trust Fund, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0418 764 954 or download an application form http://www.forestworks.com.au/news/7974.html
FREE job advertising - ‘Log a Job!' online!
ForestWorks offers FREE job advertising on our website! Find the people you need while enabling anyone seeking a career in our industry the opportunity to view all vacant positions online and in one place. "Log a Job" today! To post your job online for free, please click here.
ForestWorks Qld Skills and Training Advisory Committee, 19 August 2010.
ForestWorks invites all sectors and stakeholders from the Qld forestry industry to this meeting on Thursday 19 August 2010 in Gympie. Contact Bruce Harle, ForestWorks Manager, QLD, email@example.com
Victorian Forest Contractors Association (VFCA) Annual Conference and Dinner, 3 September 2010.
Skills Australia-Using Skills Productively 2010 Conference, 6-7 September 2010.
The Hilton Hotel, George St, Sydney. Contact Paula Bucic at Skills Australia. Paula. Bucic@skillsaustralia.gov.au
Australia's Place in the Changing Global Forest Products Market, 9 September 2010.
ForestWorks presents the conference where industry's leaders, decision makers, stakeholders and policy makers - from Australia and overseas will discuss ‘Australia's Place in the Changing Global Forest Products Market'. National and international speakers will focus on three key themes: Markets, Investment and Community. Book now! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the invitation here: http://www.forestworks.com.au/events/
ForestWorks Skills and Employment Council meeting, Friday 10 September.
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