As part of the Industry Training Strategies Program funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, ForestWorks has secured funding to develop flexible training and apprentice delivery models for the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry.
establish links for the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry with Australian Apprenticeship Centres
build the critical mass of training demand through AACs, enterprises and RTOs
overcome impediments of young people finding access to our industry
address the gap between the job and the person
support enterprises plan a job so that it is viewed as a skill development opportunity for trainee/apprentice
continue to build on the industry investment of the NAFI/A3P ‘Reach for the Skies’ DVD and related material
develop and trial an implementation kit for enterprises to link job needs with trainees and apprentices
increase the take up of flexibility offered by our training packages.
partnerships and working relationships with AACs, RTOs and enterprises
promotion through Timber Communities Australia to schools and communities of traineeships and attractive career paths in our industry
enterprise knowledge of flexible skill development pathways
a kit to support employer decisions in flexible trainee and apprenticeship approaches, such as part-time and school based options
improved enterprise uptake of trainees/apprentices.
On June 1, 2010 ForestWorks launched the Flexible Apprenticeship and Traineeship Workplace Guide. You can now download this practical, user friendly guide covering all sectors of the industry.
The second part of the flexible traineeship project will focus on the Forest Growing and Management Sector. Hancock Victoria Plantations (HVP), East Gippsland TAFE (RTO), MEGT (AAC) will be involved in the second phase of the project. The project will focus on using units of competency from the FPI05 training package along with units from the Horticultural Training package.
It will be based at the Gelliondale Nursery in Yarram Victoria and will primarily focus of the nursery and growing of seedling and trees. The trees will be planted to replace the areas affected by the February bush fires. HVP lost a approximately 17,000 hectares of pine plantation and this project is aimed at replacing those trees. The trainees will start in February 2010.
This project is funded under the Australian Government’s Industry Training Strategies Program: Industry Pathfinder, administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Creating a flexible trainee model for Australia- 27 February 2009 Damian Toohey, ForestWorks Skills Development Officer met with industry, industry associations and RTOs in order to discuss the current learning and skill development issues facing the Green Triangle Region (GTR) and to introduce to key industry stakeholders the flexible traineeship project currently underway at ForestWorks.
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