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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

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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 …