The only industry-specific GTO in Victoria
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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