Advancing Apprentices and Trainees through a range of Sustainability focussed Vocational Education and Training options.
Congratulations to Sevag Parseghianwho has been named Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Victorian Training Awards. Sevag was acknowledged for his outstanding performance and dedication throughout his apprenticeship. He completed a Cert III in Automotive Mechanic – Light Vehicle at Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE and was hosted by Mercedes-Benz Melbourne. Sevag worked on many. He was extremely pleased to be the winner of such a prestigious award and thanked WPC Group and Mercedes-Benz Melbourne as his employers. Sevag is now in the running to win the National Apprentice of the Year award which will be named later in 2012. Mercedes Benz is constantly refining the environmental performance of their vehicles, working on alternative power trains, using new and more eco-friendly production processes and promoting the development of alternative fuels. Read more about the Road to Emission Free Mobility here.
Congratulations also to Stephanie Greene who was finalist in this year’s Victorian Trainee of the Year. Stephanie recently completed her Cert III in Business at Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE (BRIT), was employed by WPC Group with her host employer placement at the Department of Justice – Loddon Mallee Region. Well done Stephanie.
Brendon Murphy is a success story of his own making. Brendon completed a Certificate III in Water Supply Operations through Water Training Australia Pty Ltd as part of WPC Group’s trainee program. As a successful fire fighter and footballer, his passion and drive to constantly achieve excellence held him in good stead for a successful career in the making.
In 2010 Brendon was nominated for Trainee of the Year in the Today’s Skills, Tomorrow’s Leaders program. He was identified as being a highly capable and skilled trainee achieving the accolade of being awarded ‘Runner Up’ in this prestigious competition.
As a result of his excellent performance throughout his training and the work placement at Melbourne Water – Tarago Water Treatment Plant he was offered a permanent role as Water Supply Operations, Maroondah Team - Lead Operator.
Brendon has been included into the Greenskills Reference Group. Brendon has become a valuable contributor the program and he sits alongside a range of extremely experienced experts and Government representatives that provide leadership in Employment and Training for the Greenskills Program.
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.