$6m ser­vice to help boost skill lev­els

Australian Forests and Timber - - IN THE NEWS -

for train­ing cour­ses that will ben­e­fit in­dus­try, that are rel­e­vant to cur­rent and fu­ture job roles, and pro­vided by a reg­is­tered train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“We en­cour­age all Tas­ma­nian forestry busi­nesses to take part in this fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity. A qual­i­fi­ca­tion that con­sol­i­dates prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge is a re­ward for both em­ploy­ees and em­ploy­ers,” she said.

Brett McKay, Gen­eral Man­ager of McKay Tim­ber, said the new train­ing fund was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for all sec­tors of the Tas­ma­nia for­est in­dus­try.

“Train­ing is fun­da­men­tal to a safe, pro­duc­tive and in­no­va­tive work­place, and some­thing we value highly at McKay Tim­bers.

“This fund pro­vides Tas­ma­nian busi­nesses with the fi­nan­cial sup­port to up­skill our work­force. With this fund­ing we have the op­por­tu­nity to iden­tify any skills gaps, train staff in new ac­tiv­i­ties for the fu­ture, and recog­nise the skills of our ex­ist­ing em­ploy­ees with for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions,” said Brett.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.forestworks. com.au/tsds or con­tact ForestWorks on 03 6331

The Hodg­man Lib­eral Govern­ment is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing a sustainable and vi­brant forestry sec­tor to boost lo­cal economies and sup­port jobs in re­gional Tas­ma­nia.

Re­sources Min­is­ter Guy Bar­nett be­ing interviewed.

Ja­son Towns and Rachael Hol­land (TAS TAFE), Sandy Hodge (ForestWorks).

Ja­son Towns (TAS TAFE) and Ray Walker (AFCA).

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