Welcome to this edition of Progressive Trainings Newsline.
A lot has changed since we last published Newsline back in November last year. Firstly, we had to sadly farewell Jason Driscoll our previous CEO who left us for personal reasons in February. We thank Jason for his 6 years of service and wish him and his family well for his future.
As a result, we have restructured and we now have a new Manager of Quality, and we are delighted to welcome Geoff Oliver to this role. Geoff comes with a great deal of VET and auditing experience. Geoff has had a long association with Progressive and we are delighted to welcome him to be an even more integral part of our management team as we continue to build on the quality & compliance areas of the business.
Additionally, Jamin Feddersen is now in charge of the Operations role, and we thank him for stepping up to manage the organisation in the interim absence of the CEO until we had the restructure in place. Jamin has a passion for seeing projects and contracts managed successfully through to completion and we welcome him to the important role.
I also have great pleasure in welcoming back Bill Belson who worked for Progressive Training for 15 years before leaving for the Eastern States. Bill was previously our Senior Trainer/Assessor who undertook many other roles during his time with us. We look forward to working together again and continuing to build on our 45 years of friendship. Bill says, “I’m Back”, and I say the same now that I have returned to the CEO role.
It is with some sadness that we wish David Sims farewell, as he leaves us to live in Canada. David has been instrumental in heading up our Glass & Glazing team in Perth and we wish him our very best wishes as he starts a new phase of his life. Thank you, David for your valuable contribution, we will miss you.
We also farewell Tanja Parry, who is leaving to take up a role with Joblink and we wish her every success as she leaves us.
We also say thank you and farewell to Ree Dahmen, who has been a wonderful and loyal asset to our finance team. Ree is retiring and looking forward to travelling Australia in their caravan as far as Covid permits.
We welcome to the Glass & Glazing team Nathan McCain and Adrian Croft. We look forward to your contributions in this important area of our organisation.
I am looking forward to working with our existing and new Team in Geraldton, Burswood and Broome. There are some exciting changes coming to Perth, but I will leave that for the next Newsline.
Importantly, now we look forward to working together to serve our clients who continue to choose Progressive Training to provide Vocational Education and Training and consultancy to meet their needs.