Excitement Grows for Proposed Changes to Apprenticeships
The Apprenticeship Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren McDonell, and local host employer, Damien Mills from Downs Quality Constructions, have met with Assistant Minister for Education, Training and Employment, Saxon Rice, to discuss the recent $86 million Newman Government announcement to create an extra 10,000 apprentice commencements over the next six years. The new Further Education and Training Act, was recently passed in parliament and with these reforms and the State Government’s investment, The Apprenticeship Company will look to expand their apprenticeship and traineeship portfolio throughout Southern and South West Queensland, and northern New South Wales.
Meet The Apprenticeship Company's New Hospitality Field Officer
"I’m here to help mentor the apprentices and trainees in whatever they’ve decided to do and to help them realise their potential."
AFTER spending more than a decade working either as a teacher or in a managerial position in the hospitality industry, it’s no surprise Dan Simmonds is perfectly suited for his new position as hospitality field officer with The Apprenticeship Company. In a role that involves looking after all those undergoing training with the company, Mr Simmonds said what he’s most looking forward to is taking on new challenges and getting to know the apprentices and trainees. “I’m here to help mentor the apprentices and trainees in whatever they’ve decided to do and to help them realise their potential,” he said. “If they want to be a chef – I want to make sure they receive the training to be the best chef they can possibly be, or anything else for that matter.”
THE APPRENTICESHIP COMPANY'S APPRENTICE TAKES TO THE PODIUM IN FORMULA 3
Toowoomba Formula 3 driver, Ben Gersekowski has shot to the lead of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers' Championship after the latest round at the Bathurst Motor Festival.
Our Stage Four Apprentice Fitter and Turner, claimed second place, continuing his perfect run of podium finishes - also claiming second on the streets of Adelaide and first at Sandown Raceway.
CHEF APPRENTICE REPRESENTS THE APPRENTICESHIP COMPANY AT QUEENSLAND RESTAURANT OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION
Last month our Stage Three Commercial Cookery Apprentice, Kirsty Ferguson was invited to participate in the Restaurant of Champions competition held over three days at the Brisbane Convention Centre in conjunction with the Brisbane Fine Food Expo.
For those readers who aren’t foodies, the expo showcases food, equipment and innovations in the hospitality industry and includes demonstrations and forms from some of Queensland’s leading chef and industry mentors.
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