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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

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Energy Safe Victoria celebrates 100 year anniversary

October 2020 marked 100 years of Electrical Licensing Examinations. The first electrical licenses were issued in April 1920 and were provided to ‘wiremen’ who were already established in the trade. The licensing examinations have changed over the years, and the term ‘examination’ is no longer used. Now called the Licensed Electricians Assessments (LEA), the assessments are carried out by assessment …

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Feature Profile – Ronald Heaver

Ronald Heaver is a Licensed Electrical Assessor at Future Energy Skills. We recently asked Ron to share insights on his work and life outside of work. A few lines about yourself. I have been in the electrical industry since 1975, apprentice to my father, working domestic, commercial, and industrial.  I started my teaching career in 2011 at Australian Group of …

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Complete set of resource for Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry available soon!

We’re excited to announce the complete suite of resources for22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry will be available to RTOs early November.  Future Energy Skills has been working for the Office of Victorian Skills Commissioner to develop training and learning resources for 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry (WSIS). The course addresses work, health and …

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Future Energy Skills Regional Assessment Centre now open!

With much anticipation, the Regional Assessment Centre recently delivered the initial LEP (Licensed Electrical Practical) assessment. Apprentices from Bendigo Kangan were there 7.30am on Monday morning, ready and excited. The new centre was well received, and many took advantage of the great local bakery offerings only a few doors down straight afterwards. The Maryborough location means apprentices will no longer …

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Feature Profile – Michael Parry

Michael Parry is a Profiling and IT Support Officer at Future Energy Skills A few lines about yourself. Hello, my name is Michael. I started as an IT trainee in 2009 with Future Energy Skills as part of the Profile21 and IT team. What does your job entail? My job entails the management of our Profile21 system as well as …

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Future Energy Skills New Sponsor

We’re excited to announce Protect as FES’ new major sponsor. Protect have been working with unions and employers for 20 years to bring workers some of the best employment benefits in the country. Protects primary purpose is to support their member employers, workers, and their families during any period of unemployment, illness, injury, or personal difficulty. The Protect sponsorship supports …