The only in­dus­try-spe­cific GTO in Vic­to­ria

Australasian Timber - - ASSOCIATIONS - By Colin Fitz­patrick

UN­DER THE lead­er­ship of Natalie Reynolds, TABMA Vic­to­ria is mak­ing head­way at a great rate. As a group train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion (GTO) our pri­mary fo­cus is plac­ing trainees and ap­pren­tices with host em­ploy­ers. We are the only in­dus­try-spe­cific GTO in Vic­to­ria and by pro­mot­ing the place­ment of trainees and ap­pren­tices we do not cut across any other tim­ber as­so­ci­a­tions in that State and do not pro­hibit, in any way, them going about their busi­ness.

New na­tional GTO stan­dards are be­ing in­tro­duced, with Vic­to­ria the first State to im­ple­ment these new stan­dards and it has been a valu­able les­son for TABMA to trial the new stan­dards in Vic­to­ria.

ITI Cadet­ship Program

Master­minded by Paul Shad­bolt, TABMA and

ITI have just com­pleted a cadet­ship program within the ITI group. This program has seen 14 ITI cadets trained by TABMA Train­ing in many as­pects of the tim­ber in­dus­try and has en­sured that ITI has a solid base of young peo­ple avail­able as fu­ture lead­ers.

NSW Field Of­fi­cer

We are pleased to ad­vise of the ap­point­ment of Mark Chal­lenger as an ad­di­tional field of­fi­cer in NSW.

Re­port­ing to our NSW GTO State Man­ager, Ma­lynda Price, we are con­fi­dent Mark will be a valu­able ad­di­tion to our team.

Tim­ber In­dus­try Din­ner & TABMA Awards

Judg­ing for the 2017 TABMA na­tional awards com­menced in Au­gust and the win­ners will be an­nounced at the Gala Din­ner be­ing held at Luna Park, Syd­ney on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 6. Our events plan­ner, Amanda Jones, has been very busy putting the fin­ish­ing touches to the Din­ner and it prom­ises to be a huge and ex­cit­ing evening. Un­for­tu­nately we are strictly lim­ited to 300 guests so we ask those in­tend­ing to be there to con­tact Alissa Mi­zon at TABMA by email on alissa@tabma.com.au as a mat­ter of ur­gency or go on the TABMA web­site www. tabma.com.au to re­serve a seat.

Trainees & Ap­pren­tices

The de­mand for trainees & ap­pren­tices in the tim­ber in­dus­try by host em­ploy­ers across our na­tion, has seen a dearth of sup­ply of young peo­ple avail­able to ful­fil the many roles avail­able. To ed­u­cate parents, teach­ers and young peo­ple of the end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties that ex­ist, TABMA has de­cided to em­bark on a na­tional pub­lic­ity program through sub­ur­ban news­pa­pers, magazines and var­i­ous pub­li­ca­tions pro­mot­ing the val­ues of en­ter­ing the tim­ber in­dus­try as a trainee or ap­pren­tice.

It is hoped this pub­lic­ity program will be of value to our in­dus­try and make young peo­ple and their parents aware of the po­ten­tial that ex­ists for school leavers to be­come fu­ture man­agers.

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer

Tim­ber & Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als As­so­ci­a­tion (Aust.) Ltd

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