Welshpool training scheme an awards finalist

July 25, 2018 by  

A Welshpool-based industry education organisation has been named as a finalist in this year’s WA Training Awards.

The National Energy Technician Training Scheme (NETTS), which aims to alleviate skills shortages by combining the education resources of leading oil and gas firms, has been nominated for the WA Industry Collaboration Award. Corporate gifts and promotional pens are often used to raise awareness of awards programs in the commercial sector.

The NETTS program was developed in collaboration with Shell Vermillion, Quadrant Energy and Programmed Training Services. The companies involved take on apprentices who can learn a variety of oil and gas-related trade skills, as well as a range of life skills. Apprentices can transition between firms to get a better understanding of industry practices and additional hands-on skills, following an initial 12 month period in an industrial training environment.

Other finalists in the WA Industry Collaboration Award category are a biodiversity conservation scheme from Central Regional TAFE and NECA College of Electrical Training’s WA Schools Collaborative Training Pathway.

Western Australian Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said,

“The WA Training Awards encourage continuous improvement, innovation and excellence in a sector that is critical to building the State’s capacity.”

Winners of the awards will be announced at an industry event in September, with some being eligible to compete in the Australian Training Awards in Sydney in November.