Posts Categorized: Award Winners

On Wednesday evening this week we held our Annual Awards Dinner.  Around 120 guests attended and the night showcased some fantastic examples of young apprentices and trainees, members and staff within the Victorian GTO industry. The awards categories covered Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Outstanding OHS Award, GTO Service Excellence Award and… Read more

AiGroup committed to providing all workers, contractors and visitors with a safe and healthy work environment.  They have designed and implemented  a number services with the ultimate goal of eradicating injuries, dangers and incidents from the workplace.  These include: Safety talk newsletters, online safety induction videos, take 5 visits and training sessions at host organisations,… Read more

Westvic has played a significant role in assisting Host Employers to identify and meet their OH&S obligations.  Some of the methods include; the use of checklists, observation & consultation. Increasing the awareness to senior management and officers regarding their obligations and responsibilities to the to OH&S Act.  Promoting good practice and emphasis on corporate responsibility-… Read more

‘New Agricultural Traineeships for School Leavers in Drought affected North West Victoria’ program.  Skillinvest together with Longerong College developed and implemented a program to create 20 agricultural traineeships for school leavers affected by the drought in North West Victoria.   The program received $574,000 Government funding.  The aim of the program was to provide school leavers… Read more

Ashley completed a school-based traineeship in community services work whilst attending Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College in 2015.  Ashley went about her training and work placement in a quiet, unassuming manner.  She always contributed in class and encouraged others at the Gordon TAFE.  She was hosted by Diversitat through Gforce, in their Multi-Cultural aged care… Read more

Originally from Maryborough Victoria, Greg moved to Geelong in 2013 looking for work in the furniture industry.  Having previously taken design and technology classes, and starting a furniture design course at university he realised he had a passion for fine timber work and hand crafted upholstery.   In 2013, Greg secured a position through Gforce with… Read more

Why Smart Support? More than 50% of participants* who start a new apprenticeship or traineeship fail to complete. This statistic has a dramatic social and economic impact through reduced productivity, increased costs to business, government welfare as well as a significant personal impact on those directly affected. BGT has researched the key drivers behind this… Read more

The Industry Skills Centre (ISC) pre and post-release program commenced in 2008 as a pilot with Corrections Victoria. Barry Rickard has worked on the program since its inception and has been able to expand its coverage to 11 Victorian prison locations. CVGT Australia has been an integral partner in this program over the past 6… Read more

Harry Bennett is a 4th Year Engineering (Mechanical) Apprentice who has been hosted out to Rubicon Systems Australia in Shepparton.  He started his apprenticeship in February 2012 and is expected to complete in February 2016.  Harry has proven to be an outstanding apprentice throughout his employment with The Apprenticeship Factory. Harry completed year 12 undertaking… Read more

This year’s SafetyFirst award for Outstanding OH&S Initiative was won by MEGT for their 2020 Safety Stategy Plan. MEGT held its first ever Safety Expo in 2014 as part of National Safety Month. The Safety Expo was a great success with visitors having access to over 15 exhibits including a fire demonstration in the car… Read more