CCF WA increasing commitment to member service
Ry Fonseka, who currently works as a trainer and assessor for CCF WA’s Civil Train, will be moving in to a newly created role of membership manager. Ry will be responsible for visiting all existing members and helping us to grow our influence by recruiting new members as well.
Ry is already making appointments to visit members and will be calling soon to introduce himself. If you would like to see Ry any sooner, please feel free to call him on (08) 9240 5233. Ry’s replacement in Civil Train will be announced soon.
Skill Centre and training update
CCF WA has had its offer accepted on its proposed 2320m² Skill Centre site in Verde Drive, Jandakot. Due diligence on the site was completed on 5 August and, at the time of writing we are waiting on the granting of development approval to complete the conditions made with the offer.
CCF Qld has generously assisted us with technical advice on the project and with the provision of temporary loan funds should they be required.
CCF Qld president Gavin Turner said, “CCF Qld shares a common vision with Western Australia to see the development of state-of-the-art Civil Train centres in our states and so we are delighted to assist WA in this vital initiative.”
Our board convened the inaugural meeting of the Skill Centre Working Group, which will now steer the development of the site and construction and fit-out of the facility. The Working Group will be appointing a project manager and ensuring that the Skill Centre meets the current and future needs of the civil construction industry in Western Australia.
CCF WA continues to expand the number of short courses available to members and is seeing a significant increase in traineeships. Aidan O’Grady, training manager for Civil Train Western Australia said, “Traineeships are becoming increasingly popular means of up skilling employees. Mandatory qualifications are on many government departments’ and utilities’ agendas at the moment and will increasingly affect a company’s ability to tender as head contractor or work as a sub-contractor.”
Considerable government funding of up to $12,000 per trainee, in addition to generous payroll tax exemptions, are available to support employers who enrol their staff in traineeship programs. For questions please feel free to contact Aidan on (08) 9240 5233.
WesTrac President’s Dinner, Excellence in Training Awards
We are proud to introduce a new event this year: the WesTrac President’s Dinner and Excellence in Training Awards.
It will be held at the Sheraton Perth Hotel on Friday 12 November. The President’s Award will be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding industry contribution over many years. CCF WA will also award a Future Leader Award to an individual who is already making an excellent contribution to the industry and is expected to continue to do so.
The Excellence in Training Awards, previously presented as part of the Earth Awards, have been incorporated into this evening where the focus is very much on the value of an individual’s contribution to the industry. (The Earth Awards focus more on a corporate-level contribution). Once again presentations will be made to Certificate III and Certificate IV Trainee of the Year as well as Training Employer of the Year.
Nomination forms for all award categories will be out soon, along with registration forms for the event itself.
The CCF WA annual general meeting is being held at 3pm on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at the Kings Park Function Rooms, Kings Park (near Fraser’s restaurant) with thanks to our sponsors Heelan & Co. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible.
Formal notification including distribution of financial statements and other required documentation has been made to all members.