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 Apprenticeships and later moved to National Electrical and Communications Association. I have been with Future Energy Skills since 2017.
What does your job entail?
I assess SWP (Safe Work Practices), LET (Licensed Electrical Theory) and LEP (Licensed Electrical Practical). In addition, I do audits, reviews, and face to face for the three assessments. I also help in the maintenance of our LEA (Licensed Electrician Assessment) equipment.
What is a typical day like?
A typical day is full of surprises seeing candidates interpret the same question in several different ways and then responding to that.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Go to the Football with my daughter to see the mighty Pies play at the MCG (not in 2020).
What’s a common question you get from stakeholders?
What is today’s date? Answer: the same date you booked your assessment for!
Favourite memory from work?
Every time I talk to Alex, I get confirmation that the company and staff are all going in the same direction for the same reasons, which are making the industry that we love safer and more relevant.
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I’m a reel good spellor.
What do you like most about your job?
Seeing the candidates overcome their anxiety that the assessment gives them.