Yearly Archive: 2017

2017 Fair Work Wage Increase

June 6, 2017         Fair Work Australia has increased modern award minimum weekly rates by 3.3%.  These are statutory rates that are in line with Government policy. The increase will flow through to junior employees and employees such as trainees and apprentices to whom training arrangements apply and as such apprentice and trainee rates will...
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Employee of the Month – June

June 2, 2017 Josh Smith – Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical) Josh Smith Our  employee of the month for June is Josh Smith. Josh is only  6 months into his apprenticeship but he is really excelling, both at trade school and with his Host Employer, Victorian Petfood Processors.  His supervisor explained that Josh is a pleasure to have...
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Vocational education is a better pathway to a job than university

May 23, 2017 A new report urges parents to seriously consider urging their school leaving children to study a vocational course rather than a university degree because, in many cases, it is a pathway to better jobs. The report, Perceptions are not reality, from the Skilling Australia Foundation, says there are myths about vocational education and training (VET)...
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Employee of the Month – May

May 2, 2017 Bailey Mason (Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment) Bailey is undertaking his apprenticeship with Host Employer Mower Corner in Colac. Bailey Mason Bailey is only 4 months into his apprenticeship, and he is excelling both in the workplace and at Trade School, servicing and repairing a big variety of equipment. Mower Corner Manager,Adam Marriner, said...
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Employee of the Month – April

April 5, 2017 Dominic Arceri is hosted to Darren Matthews Painters and Decorators, and is our Employee of the Month for April. Dom displays all of the attributes we look for in our apprentices and trainees, which has helped him to develop the necessary skills along the way. Dom Arceri Dom was recently nominated by the Gordon, and...
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VACC Outstanding Achievement Award – Jake Wallace

March 27, 2017 Lochlan Veale (right) accepting Jake’s award Last Monday night the 20th of March, VGTC apprentice Jake Wallace was awarded the VACC Outstanding Achievement for his work as a 1st Year apprentice in Auto and Marine Trimming Technology at Holmesglen TAFE.  Unfortunately Jake couldn’t make it as he works and lives in Warrnambool for Mark Unwin...
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ANZ Colac – Luke Hillman Completion

March 10, 2017 Victorian Group Training Company would like to congratulate Luke Hillman on successfully completing his Cert III Financial Services Traineeships with ANZ Colac   This 18 month Traineeship has been a fruitful one for Luke as he scooped up the traineeships awards at the ANZ awards dinner late last year. Branch Manager Louise Morrissy was really...
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The Gordon Awards for Excellence

February 27, 2017 On Wednesday 22nd February, the Gordon Tafe held there annual Awards for Excellence at The Pier in Geelong. Victorian Group Training had 3 apprentices up for awards on the night.  In the Constructing Futures Enterprises category for Best 1st Year Apprentice was Benjamin Wallis, Best 2nd Year Apprentice Taylor Henry and in the Smart Technologies...
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Employee of the Month – January

January 4, 2017 Stewart Ponton (Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology) Stewart Ponton is our Employee of the Month for January 2017. Stewart Ponton Stewart started with us as a School-Based apprentice in July 2016, with Otway Automotive as his Host Employer. He is undertaking the Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, and has...
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