Progressive Training has seen its horizon broaden even further with the opening of our new office and ‘Learning Centre’ on the 3rd July 2017 in Broome. The new office will be dedicated to the facilitation of the Skills through Education and Employment (SEE) Program in the Kimberley region. Whilst this contract isn’t new to Progressive Training, it will be the first time we have taken this on as a solo venture. In previous years (2013-2016), Progressive Training worked closely with Kimberley Group Training (KGT), who lead the way and did a fantastic job, however… With a new contract, come changes in delivery and structure, so the 2017-2020 period will now see Progressive Training taking the lead for the facilitation of the SEE program.
With the opening of a new office, comes new Progressive Training staff, so I would like to offer a big welcome to John (Jack) Chalmers and Mary Zbierski-West. Jack and Mary will be the driving force in the delivery of the SEE Program and we are fortunate that both Jack and Mary have come to us from KGT with a combined, nearly eight years’ experience with the SEE Program. The SEE Program also has a new direction this year in that, 2017 will see accredited training being delivered for the first time.
As I eluded too in last quarters edition of Newsline, Glass and Glazing is on the up and up and there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon. I’d like to send out a special mention to Andrew McGhie, who has been doing a superlative job over the last few months , single handedly providing training to 17 different businesses (50+ apprentices), all across Perth.
At a local level, we are still getting quite a few enquiries for the high risk licences and are starting to see some interest in other courses, which is not only great for Progressive Training, but shows signs in life for the economy. All being equal, our year is as on track now as it was for the last edition of Newsline and I look forward to seeing what the next quarter will do.
Until next time,
Jason Driscoll, CEO