Advancing Apprentices and Trainees through a range of Sustainability focussed Vocational Education and Training options.
WPC Group – Proud Partner of National Skills Week – October 1-8, 2011 National Skills Week is a new initiative, a collaborative approach dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning, enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities, their potential and how they contribute to a successful, modern green economy. Learning by doing is as important as academic learning - there are many paths to success.
WPC Group are dedicated to providing such pathways to those seeking a skilled career and look forward to launching numerous exciting initiatives as a part of National Skills Week. Watch this space.....
WPC Group CEO Nicholas Wyman and General Manager Joanne Gedge were in Washington to Celebrate 100 Years of Apprenticeships in the United States recently. The event hosted by Department of Labor Secretary Solis was at the National Mall with Capital Hill in the background. Secretary Solis is a recognized leader on clean energy jobs and she authored the Green Jobs Act providing funding for “green” collar job training in the United States.
Before the official proceedings, attendees had the opportunity to see some hands on interactive displays that set the scene for several moving accounts from young people on how apprenticeships changed their lives. WPC CEO Nicholas Wyman said “The celebration at the National Mall has raised the status and importance of Apprenticeships and Skilled workers to the US economy”.
I would like to invite you to join this very exciting initiative. The ‘green economy’ will require both new skilled occupations and skills development in traditional occupations. The ‘green economy’ will grow through the creation and expansion of innovative organisations that offer solutions based on new cultures, new skill sets, and efficient technologies.
There are three drivers for this innovation: global warming and measures to address climate change - decarbonisation of the economy; customer demand for products and services that minimise their environmental footprint - supply chain solutions for mitigating risk and enhancing reputational value and; the need to restore and rehabilitate environmental mistakes of the past. These drivers will give rise to real employment opportunities.