Apprentices prepare for Electrical CareerJuly 24th, 2012
TORGAS is constantly creating opportunities to give TORGAS apprentices an advantage in their chosen career. TORGAS, together with Energy Skills Queensland and Careers Australia recently completed a pre-apprenticeship course, a Certificate II in Electrotechnology.
The course included 12 weeks of training and 4 weeks of work placements giving the applications on and off the job training.
The course commenced with fourteen students; at the start two students decided that electrical was not really for them, however the remaining twelve students have successfully completed their Certificate II in Electrotechnology.
TORGAS worked tirelessly to source exceptionally high quality of candidates to undertake the course. These candidates have proven their commitment, dedication and willingness to start an electrical apprenticeship. Throughout their training at Careers Australia, students attended college daily, always motivated and keen to undertake practical tasks and studies associated with their Certificate II training. The apprentices were placed with current TORGAS Host Businesses and new businesses to conduct their 4 week work placement.
This course was very beneficial to the students as most of them have secured an Electrical Apprenticeship.
Jeremy Hall and Aaron Reboul were placed with TORGAS Host Business, A&C Grant. There was only one apprenticeship available at this business and Jeremy Hall proved to be successful. He will commence his Electrical Apprenticeship with A&C Grant on 6th of August. Jeremy said, “I wasn’t sure on what I wanted to do. A mate recommended TORGAS and I saw the Certificate II in Electrotechnology on their website and thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me. I really enjoyed the course and it made me realize my passion for Electrical, I can’t wait to start my Apprenticeship.”
Aaron Reboul also secured himself an apprenticeship with Wayne Elliott and started on 23rd of July. Another student, Paulo Turner was placed with a current TORGAS Host Business, DMC Electrical who decided to offer him an apprenticeship.
Owen Parker commenced his work placement with IMALEKKI, however after 2 weeks moved to Northern Switchboard Solutions, also a current TORGAS Host Business who have offered Owen an apprenticeship. Owen received great feedback and is looking forward to starting his apprenticeship.
All of the above apprenticeships are through TORGAS.
Dwayne St Clair was placed with a new business, Fusion Solar & Electrical for his placement. Even though it’s not through TORGAS, Fusion have decided to offer Dwayne an apprenticeship with them. Another student who has secured an apprenticeship (not through TORGAS) is Jack Henry, who did his placement with Craig Stocks Electrical. Jack did work experience during year 11 and 12 and realized then he would like to get into Electrical, he is very excited to start his apprenticeship.
Out of the twelve students, TORGAS still has a handful of quality candidates looking for an apprenticeship and TORGAS will do everything in their power to place these young, motivational students with a host business.
TORGAS is always looking for ways to give TORGAS apprentices an employment edge. TORGAS CEO, George Peever is very passionate about giving apprentices a chance to increase their qualifications and be better prepared to enter the workforce, “We know we recruit the best but we want to retain them throughout their apprenticeship so that the apprentice completes the Certificate III in his or her chosen trade.” George said.
From left to right: Aaron Reboul, Dwayne St Clair, Dylan Denny, Jack Henry, Jeremy Hall, Paolo Turner and Stephen Dover all with TORGAS General Manager, Bronwyn Wheldon