Victorian Group Training Co News

The Gordon Awards for Excellence

February 27, 2017 On Wednesday 22nd February, the Gordon Tafe held there annual Awards for Excellence at The Pier in Geelong. Victorian Group Training had 3 apprentices up for awards on the night.  In the Constructing Futures Enterprises category for Best 1st Year Apprentice was Benjamin Wallis, Best 2nd Year Apprentice Taylor Henry and in the Smart Technologies...
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6 Things To Do Before Starting Your New Job

December 21, 2016 Starting a new job can be daunting, it takes us back to a childlike state just like our first day of school.  Will my work colleagues like me, do I need to get a bus then a train to get there on time, what am I going to wear!? The truth is some of these...
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Runner up at South West TAFE Trades Awards

October 27, 2016 Congratulations to Chelsea Pope who won Runner Up Best 2nd Year Apprentice at the South West TAFE Trades Awards (26/10). Chelsea is studying Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical) and is Hosted to Fonterra Cobden. This is the second award in 2 years at these awards that Chelsea has received.  Congratulations Chelsea – very well deserved!...
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October is WorkSafe Month 2016

October 6, 2016           WorkSafe Health & Safety Month The world is changing faster than ever. What hasn’t changed is WorkSafe’s dedication to keeping Victorians safe at work and helping them return to work if they are injured. That’s why this year’s Health and Safety Month will focus on thinking beyond today, and planning...
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Tradies National Health Month

August 18, 2016 August is Tradies National Health Month which aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations – among individuals, their families, employers and the wider community. The trade industry in Australia continues to have the highest health and safety issues of any sector despite all the improvements made in...
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New partnerships aim to stop bullies in their tracks

July 19, 2016 Two organisations devoted to educating young people and employers about the trauma caused by bullying have been given a significant boost, thanks to a new partnership with WorkSafe Victoria. Bully Zero Australia Foundation and Brodie’s Law Foundation will each deliver a range of education and training sessions to young workers aged 16 to 24 and...
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Safety blitz aims to prevent falls on construction sites

July 19, 2016 WorkSafe inspectors will target construction sites across Victoria as part of a month-long campaign to prevent deaths and injuries caused by falls. Inspectors will make almost 1000 visits to construction sites in July with a key focus of assessing safety measures in place to prevent falls and provide information to builders and sub-contractors on their...
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Kelly Binyon is moving on

March 16, 2016 VGTC would like to bid a fond farewell to Geelong Apprentice/Trainee Consultant Kelly Binyon. Kelly has finished up with VGTC effective Friday 11th March 2016. We wish Kelly the absolute best in her new endeavours. Here is Kelly’s final sign off to all her Host Employers and Employees: Dear Valued Host Employers, Apprentices and Trainees...
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Most Outstanding School-Based Apprentice – Bonnie Darlow

February 25, 2016 Most Outstanding School-Based ApprenticeThe Gordon Awards for Excellence Bonnie at the Awards night Congratulations to our Apprentice Bonnie Darlow on winning the Most Outstanding School-Based Apprentice for 2015 in the Gordon Award for Excellence on 24th February 2016. This award is presented to a student who has undertaken a school-based apprenticeship and demonstrated  outstanding achievement...
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Interview Tip #1 – How to answer about your weaknesses

January 28, 2016 Interview’s can be nerve wracking to say the least.  And there are generally always some questions that pop up no matter the job you’re applying for. The dreaded question ‘Can you tell us about your weaknesses?’ is a hard one to respond to. Check out the below link to view a short video on the...
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