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Feature Profile – Michael Cullen

Michael Cullen is the Operations Manager (Electrical Inspector) at Future Energy Skills. A few lines about yourself. I am 47 years old, and have had a few changes in my career journey. Having started in the Army at 17 and deciding that was not the place for me, so I went on to complete a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) at …

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New training to make household solar batteries safer

Australia’s boom in solar batteries is about to get safer, with new training set to provide the technical skills required for electricians to specialise and install new energy technology systems. Supported by the Victorian Government and led by Future Energy Skills, the New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) project bridges current skills gaps and supports industry growth through the creation, piloting …

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Future Energy Skills Has Moved

From 12th October 2018, Future Energy Skills relocated to our new facilities at the following address; Building 2, Level 3, 195 Wellington Road, Clayton VIC 3168 The new facilities include: More spacious LEA assessment rooms Comfortable student lounge Convenient customer parking On-site coffee bar Easy access from CBD or suburbs via the Monash Freeway and Eastlink

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New Energy Subsidised Training Course

A new subsidised training course is available for the new energy sector  The electrotechnology sector now has access to a new subsidised training course that will improve workforce skills in new energy technology.  The Course in New Energy Technology Systems (design and installation) has been developed in response to concerns from industry around the lack of accredited training and workforce …

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Launch of the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce Report

On Monday the 27th of November, the Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon Gayle Tierney MP, launched the much-anticipated Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce report. The Taskforce was chaired by the Victorian Skills Commissioner Mr Neil Coulson and was established to examine opportunities and current barriers to the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria. Extensive stakeholder consultation was undertaken …

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Congratulations Futuretech!

Following their win at the Victorian Training Awards, Futuretech has now taken out the Industry Collaboration Award at the Australian Training Awards held in Canberra on the 23rd of November. We would like to congratulate the Futuretech team and the staff at Holmesglen and the ETU who have been part of this fantastic venture. The Industry Collaboration Award recognises an …

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Futuretech Industry Collaboration Award

Futuretech wins Industry Collaboration Award! Holmesglen Institute and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) – Victorian branch have been presented the Industry Collaboration Award for their joint venture, Futuretech, at the 2017 Victorian Training Awards. The Industry Collaboration Awards recognises an exemplary skills development collaboration between at least one employer or industry body and at least on organisation delivering nationally recognised …

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Victorian Training Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Victorian Training Awards The Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Gayle Tierney announced the winners of the 2017 Victorian Training Awards at a celebration at Crown Palladium on Wednesday 11 October. The awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of vocational education and training students, teachers, training providers and employers across 15 …

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NECA Education & Careers

NECA Education & Careers is not your ‘run of the mill’ trade school or Group Training Organisation (GTO)… it is a smallish business which thrives on delivering great customer service to everyone who walks through our doors. Owned and operated by the electrical industry, our customers range from pre-apprentices/apprentices to top tier electrical contractors. We partner with employers to determine …

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Get Industry Ready

Since its inception, Futuretech has delivered training with the overall aim of producing skilled and confident electrical workers. As a collaborative venture between Holmesglen and Electrical Trades Union (Victoria branch), Futuretech’s courses, which range from pre-vocational, apprenticeship and post trade electrotechnology qualifications, have been developed to deepen the skills and knowledge of electrical workers at an important part of their …