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Can you hear me?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of us into isolation and redefined our work lives.  In the spirit of keeping in touch while keeping apart, the FES team recently held a virtual all staff catch up. This provided a great opportunity to review the feedback from our recent customer survey on LEA services and draw the lucky winner of a $250 …

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Work safely in solar industry webinars

Future Energy Skills recently held a series of Professional Development webinars for participating RTOs.  Future Energy Skills held an online Professional Development session to help prepare educators who will deliver the unit VU22744 – Work Safely in Solar Industry at participating RTOs that have entered into agreements with Solar Victoria to deliver the mandatory training. The session’s aim was to …

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CEC marketing and communications award

Future Energy Skills and Ellis Jones Consulting won the Marketing and Communications Award for the Know your Battery campaign.  The aim of Know your Battery campaign was to generate consumer awareness of, and demand for, accredited solar battery electricians by communicating the benefits of hiring qualified tradespeople. Using a multi-channel strategy that included a campaign micro site, social media marketing …

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Feature Profile – Libby Leetch

Libby Leetch is a project officer at Future Energy Skills.  A few lines about yourself. I’m Libby, I have been with the FES project team for just over a year now. What does your job entail? I am currently working with our subject matter experts on the development of learning resources for the course in New Energy Technology (NETS).  My …

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LEA Survey competition winners announced!

Future Energy Skills had recently conducted a short survey for its LEA services. We have had an overwhelming response from 450 candidates. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and provided their valued input in respect to our services. We are delighted to announce the lucky winner for $250 Coles Myer Gift Card is SCOTT CASSIDY Future Energy Skills …

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EATON’S Apprentice Excellence Award

EATON’s support of Future Energy Skills has continued through many years, and again we are appreciative of the recent commitment to another term. EATON again is significantly contributing to the apprentices at Future Energy Skills through provision of testing instruments used extensively through the Licensing Centre. Ensuring our electrical apprentices, the electricians of the future , are well prepared to …

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Feature Profile – Helen Byrne

Helen Byrne is a Senior Administrator at Future Energy Skills. Helen plays a vital role in supporting LEA candidates and colleagues and is very passionate about her work. A few lines about yourself. I have worked in the apprenticeship industry for over 15 years and at Future Energy Skills for 18 months. I provide customer service and administrative support to …

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Regional Assessment Centre opening soon!

The new Regional Assessment Centre is due to open soon in Maryborough. A new purpose-built facility is due to open later this year. The development forms part of FES’s strategic plan to improve its services and access for regional apprentices. The FES Board is very proud to establish the facility, with the Regional Assessment Centre forming an integral part of …

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NETS 2.0 (New Energy Technology Systems) update

Future Energy Skills is proud to announce that our three pilot units from the Course in New Energy Technology Systems have been finalised and are now live on the new LMS. The updated units on Site Assessment and Design & Install Battery Storage Systems are currently being piloted through our regional RTO partners, TAFE Gippsland and The Gordon, prior to …

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Work Safely in the Solar Industry

To create a consistent level of knowledge and skills in the industry for all workers, the new training unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry will be a mandatory requirement for all workers carrying out Solar Homes installations as of 1st January 2021.  Future Energy Skills developed the learning resources and piloted the new training unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar …