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Exciting developments in FES Projects

With the establishment of a Project Management Office (PMO) and some new projects underway, the projects team is undergoing some exciting changes!  Libby Leetch, who has been a staple of the FES projects team for over two years, has been promoted to PMO Manager – congratulations Libby! The PMO has also welcomed two new members of staff this month; Lizzie …

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Assessments Update

The assessments team of have risen to the challenge once again this month by quickly adapting to the changing Covid-19 restrictions during the two-week circuit breaker lockdown, continuing with the gradual easing that is now taking place. Assessments were suspended from 28th May to 1st June, but the team were able to get things back up and running quickly in …

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Announcement – New Executive Officer

We are delighted to announce that Michael Cullen has been appointed as the new Executive Officer at Future Energy Skills. Mick first joined Future Energy Skills (FES) in December 2018 as Operations Manager and has been a key member of the FES management team for the last two and a half years. During this time, Mick has completed a Graduate …

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Inaugural LEI Forum

Monday the 22nd of March saw the first LEI Forum.  The Forum was attended by representatives of Energy Safe Victoria, and the three LEI tuition providers; Electrical Training Academy, Technical Training Australia and Triple Trade Training and was a chance for ESV to explain the LEI assessments and the methodology behind the Simulated Installations used to assess candidates. The event …

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Feature Profile – Marty Moore

Firstly, we’d like to welcome Marty Moore, our new Operations Manager at Future Energy Skills.  As part of making him feel welcome, we recently asked Marty to share some insights about himself! Tell us a few lines about yourself. I started as an Apprentice Electrician in 1982 and spent 35 years working on major construction sites around Melbourne. In the last 10 …

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Successful closure of the NETS project

The Future Energy Skills Projects team have recently been working on closing the largest project we have worked on to date, the New Energy Technology Systems or ‘NETS project’. To meet the anticipated growth in demand for solar battery storage and address safety concerns about solar battery installation, Future Energy Skills (FES) led a Victorian Government funded industry consortia to …

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A Year Like No Other

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the amazing industry support we have received in 2020, to say it’s been a challenging year is putting it mildly. As we approach the end of 2020- a year like no other, it is time to reflect on how innovative we have been these last 8 months. Testing new ideas and performing in ways …

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Industry Christmas Breakfast proudly sponsored by Protect

Future Energy Skills recently held its Industry Christmas Breakfast to celebrate some major milestones despite the challenges posed in 2020. The event was well supported given the current climate and it was a perfect opportunity to celebrate what we have together achieved in 2020. We also awarded our inaugural Protect Apprenticeship Endeavour Award to Heangkea Chang (or Kea to his …

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Eaton Apprenticeship Excellence Award

Future Energy Skills today hosted the Eaton Apprentice Excellence Award to celebrate 100% achievement by 7 apprentices in their LEA. Eaton representatives presented the apprentices with the Eaton 6143 Electrical Contractor kit each at Future Energy Skills, Clayton. Apprentices were also recognised for achieving 100% in their LEA assessment, especially with the challenges brought this year. There was morning tea …

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New deadline to complete VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry unit

Solar Victoria has announced an extension to the mandatory training deadline for solar workers in Victoria. Solar Victoria has announced an extension to the mandatory training deadline for solar workers in Victoria to complete VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry. The new deadline to complete this training is 30 June 2021. More information is available at: www.solar.vic.gov.au/training