We would like to welcome two new staff members to the Progressive Training team, Kristie Marinko and Casey Taylor. We are very excited to have them on board! Below is a brief introduction to our newest team members.
NEWSLINE - December 2017
With Christmas just around the corner, it is time for Progressive Training’s last Newsline article for the year, and what a year it has been…
2017 has seen a significant shift in direction for Progressive Training. This directional shift has bought with it a few challenges, but in the main, has produced very positive results and has well and truly set Progressive Training up for a great start to 2018. This could not have been achieved without the dedicated and professional team we have on board and I’d like to publicly thank all our Staff and Contractors (new and not-so-new) for their efforts this year. Through your combined efforts, you have made it possible to look back at 2017 with a smile and look forward to a successful 2018 with an even bigger smile.
It’s fantastic that Progressive Training once again are able to introduce new team members, having employed more staff since the last edition…
Mitchell Heffernen, Laurice Dahmen and Mal Crawford have started with Progressive since we published the last Newsline and it is an absolute pleasure to have them on board. Mitchell comes to us with a wealth of Glass and Glazing experience and in the short time he has been with us, has already become an integral part of the
Mitchell is responsible for the delivery of training and assessment for the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing with a focus on the processing stream. Mitchell is not only Trade and TAE qualified, but has numerous other qualifications that he is able to access from his tool box of experience, specifically in Management and Finance.
Laurice is our newest new team member, having started with Progressive in the last few weeks. Laurice or ‘Re’ as she prefers to be called, will be working with us in a part-time capacity and will be assisting by wearing two hats… Finance and Administration. I won’t steal Re’s thunder by explaining her background as she has been kind enough to put a few words together for our final Newsline edition as an introduction.
Mal Crawford is Progressive Training’s ‘foot on the ground’ in the eastern states. Mal started with Progressive Training in October this year and has taken up a position with Brindabella Christian College in Canberra, as the Human Resources Admin Support. Whilst Mal is geographically separated from us, he is very much a valued member of the team and we appreciate all he is doing. So, to Re, Mitchell and Mal, it is wonderful to have you on board with us and we are all very much looking forward to working with you.
2017 has seen a big change in direction for Progressive and to sum up the year in a few words really isn’t doing justice to the time the staff have put in.
This year we have managed to open, not only our office in Broome, to support the Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE Program), but we have managed to lease and refurbish a premises in Perth that will allow for the facilitation of various types of training. The tireless work of our Company Directors; Geoff and Kris Feddersen have seen an extremely conveniently placed building in Burswood, transform into what will now become our firm base for the group training of Glass and Glazing apprentices. The building also has the facilities to double as a training / learning centre for other ventures such as the AS1288 Standard presentation that Progressive Training will be facilitating in conjunction with AGGA (Australian Glass and Glazing Association), set to commence early next year. With a dedicated workshop space, office space and training room ready to go for 2018, we will be able to look at broadening our horizons and getting back to what Progressive once was able to offer our clients, which is access to quality training facilities in the Perth Metropolitan area.
On the 10th December 2017 Progressive Training and Early Explorers Learning Centre attended their combined Christmas Party at the Lavender Farm. Below are some photos of the beautiful day we had.
We would like to welcome three new staff members to the Progressive Training team, Andrew McGhie, who is our new Glass and Glazing Trainer, Julie Camp, who is our casual Bookkeeper and Shelby Jones who is our new Client Service/Administrator. Below is a brief introduction to our newest team member.