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So, yeah. Maybe I'd like to be a shop fitter.

But how do I do that? Choosing the right subjects at school can make linking up with an apprenticeship much easier. Download a list of subject choices suggested by the industry for Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum website. http://ow.ly/FYJB30ifg3v

NSW Forestworks is coming to Tumut

If you’re a private forest owner, harvesting contractor or an important person at a mill then make time on 18 or 19 June to speak with Tim Cleary from the NSW Forestworks ITAB. He’s eager to discuss training issues — VET, apprentices & trainees, Smart & Skilled, funding — and anything else that’s of interest to you. Contact him at tcleary@forestworks.com.au

Marketing strategies for creative people. Book in now

Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a creative business and being an arts entrepreneur. This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. We’ll also examine: the key elements of a successful marketing campaign; the strategy behind your website; how to stay on top of social media; and the myth of word of mouth. Saturday, 23 June from 10am to 1pm in Darlinghurst. Tickets $52.50. Register at http://ow.ly/JkBn30kuqCZ Presented by Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group and Business Connect.
 

Our shout for breakfast (if you're in the Riverina)

The NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology ITAB is holding a free breakfast for people who work in electrical contracting, electricity supply, ASP, refrigeration & air conditioning, switchboards, renewables, gas distribution, pipelines LPG or any associated sectors at the Uneke Lounge in Wagga Wagga on 20 June.
 
Come along to hear the latest information about VET in your industry including changes to the NSW Apprenticeship & Traineeship Act, Smart and Skilled funding and the transition of the Electrotechnology, ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail and Gas Industry National Training Packages. There'll also be plenty of time for your questions to be answered and issues addressed and noted.
 
There will definitely be eggs.
 
Places are limited so register now http://ow.ly/igXp30knFjO
 
The breakfast is supported by the NSW Department of Industry, Training Services NSW.

Come along to the Try a Trade Day with Sydney Trains

Sydney Trains have 70 apprenticeship positions to fill across electrical, telecommunications and mechanical trades. You could be the person they’re looking for. Not quite sure? Come along to their Try a Trade Days on Saturday, 16 June in Auburn; Saturday, 7 July in Miller (Liverpool); and Saturday, 14 July in Sutherland. Women are encouraged to attend. There’ll be plenty of hands-on participation. You’ll be able to use hand and power tools to create a simple project supervised throughout by qualified tradeswomen. The event is free, but you must register your interest http://ow.ly/QGhw30kmjBq. Sydney Trains is proud to partner with PCYC and the women’s trades group Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT).

So, yeah. Maybe I want to be a carpenter.

But how do I do that? Choosing the right subjects at school can make linking up with an apprenticeship much easier. Download a list of subject choices suggested by the industry for Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum website. http://ow.ly/FYJB30ifg3v

A bright future in energy

That’s the theme for the NSW Utilities and Electrotechnology ITAB’s 21st annual conference on 20 & 21 August at the Mercure Kooindah Waters on the Central Coast. Get your registration in before 13 July to receive a $150 early bird discount.
 
There’ll be plenty of discussion about the new $13.9 million Regional Education Partnership program, an update on the continuing modernisation of TAFE NSW and the introduction of the Infrastructure, Energy & Construction SkillsPoint. Industry Reference Committee (IRC) members will be on hand to bring you up to date with training matters at a national level. Plus, we’ll be taking a look at whether or not changes to the NSW Apprenticeship & Traineeship Act are working.
 
We also want to hear from you at our open forums. What do you think about the future of training in your industry? Your thoughts are what we use to help the NSW Department of Industry prepare strategic plans for VET in our industry sectors. Come along and have your say.
 
There’ll be a conference dinner at the end of a long day’s talking and you should be able to fit in a round of golf on a course that has been recognised in the ‘Top 100 Courses in Australia’.
 
For more Information and to register, contact Norm Cahill at norm@uensw.com.au

So, yeah. Maybe I want to be a fire sprinkler fitter.

But how do I do that? Choosing the right subjects at school can make linking up with an apprenticeship much easier. Download a list of subject choices suggested by the industry for Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum website. http://ow.ly/FYJB30ifg3v

Vale William (Bill) Galvin OAM

The tourism and hospitality industries lost a true luminary with the passing of Mr Bill Galvin OAM in late April 2018. One of the highest regarded individuals in the Tourism and Hospitality space will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Amongst his many notable achievements, he was also:  
• Committee Member, Australian Industry Skills, NSW Representative
• Director, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
• President, Tourism, Hospitality & Catering Industry of Australia   

Bill Galvin was Chief Executive of Tourism Training Australia based in Sydney and also a Director of the Australian Industry Skills Committee.  He had a strong background in training in Australia and Internationally.

He commenced his career in Commercial Catering and food and Beverage Management with Federal Hotels Australia before completing further training with the Hotel Australia in 1965. His career changed direction when he joined the Hilton International chain of Hotels by accepting appointments in Vancouver and Montreal, Canada where he completed management training. In 1970 he accepted further positions in London and later completed further assignments in France and Holland. He has completed a Diploma in Education, Diploma of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Education (Teaching) and a Bachelor of Business.
 
On his return to Australia in 1972 he joined TAFE as a full time teacher. He was later promoted through a range of positions before being appointed in 1988 as Head of TAFE NSW, Tourism and Hospitality Training with headquarters at the Ryde College of Hotel Administration. During 1992-94 he was a foundation member of the Sydney Olympic 2000 Bid and chaired Industry Groups in preparation and during the Games. He completed Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1977 (USA and Europe) to study hospitality training, and TAFE (NSW) Fellowships in 19