The national peak body representing employers of apprentices and trainees, Group Training Australia (GTA), recently released an election statement, calling on the federal government to increase its investment in the Joint Group Training Program (JGPT) to $100 million and be matched dollar for dollar by all state and territory governments.
Every single electrical mains supply has transients of all different types superimposed on it, and that's what category ratings are all about - helping electrical professionals better understand the dangers of transients by categorising them
A nationwide building energy efficiency program offers a more effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study
The ACT government has allowed ActewAGL to lease a block of land in Hume for the development of a gas-fired power station and secure data centre.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently redesigned its internet website to better reflect its role as Australia's regulator for broadcasting, internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications.
The ACT has experienced a 165% increase in apprenticeship and traineeship completions and a 125% increase in the number of apprentices and trainees in training over the last decade, according to the Minister for Education and Training, Andrew Barr.
According to Property Council of Australia, the seasonally adjusted figures for Australiaâ€™s national construction industry rose 6.8 points to 55.2 — above the 50.0 point level separating expansion from contraction.
The NECA NSW Chapter has announced that it will establish a permanent home in the ACT for its NSW-based Group Training company.
The electrical industry recently recognised the outstanding skills of six contracting firms at the 2007 NECA ACT Excellence Awards held at the Hyatt in September.
Brisbane apprentice, Peter Schultz has been named the Queensland Electrical and Communications Association/Clipsal/Schneider Electric 2007 Apprentice of the Year.
The entire Australian electrical industry should be involved in the fight against the importation of sub-standard, non-compliant electrical product, often referred to as 'counterfeiting'
Powercor Australia was a recent Victorian winner of the â€˜Ministerâ€™s Awards for Excellence for Employers of Australian Apprenticesâ€™. The awards recognise employers who demonstrate commitment, innovation and outstanding achievement in the training of Australian apprentices. Australian Apprenticeships are an Australian government initiative.
The South Australia NECA Excellence Awards and Apprentice Awards were held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 24 August, with ten of the state's leading contractors and three top electrical and communications apprentices recognised for their outstanding achievements. The Leader of the Opposition, Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, set the tone at the event with his ideas about making it easier for businesses to develop, succeed and achieve excellence.
A recent study by McCrindle Research shows the skills shortages and the associated workplace expectations of 'Generation Y' are here to stay
According to a recent Standards Australia media release, the new edition of the AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules is expected to be released in the final quarter of 2007.