Skilling up workers for fraction of cost
THESE days skills are like gold and never before have they been so easy, or vital, to obtain.
Construction Skills Queensland has jumped on board with Warwick-owned Wright Solutions Training Services to give Southern Downs workers the best possible opportunities to further their resumes and get some qualifications under their belt.
Wright Solutions Training Services has just signed a sizeable contract with CSQ which enables them to provide those in the construction industry with short courses to further their skills.
Managing director Jason Wright said he was thrilled to have CSQ's support and it meant local tradesmen and women could complete short courses, whether it be a bulldozer licence or the like, for a third of its usual cost.
"It means that instead of paying $600 at the expense of the employer or participant, they only have to pay $200," Mr Wright said.
The CSQ subsidy will foot the rest of the bill and workers can go home with more for less.
Participants must be existing workers in the construction industry to be eligible for the subsidy and Mr Wright said it was for the benefit of the workers, employers and community as a whole.
"For the employers, it means all staff have the chance to up skill and they will meet requirements and produce quality work," he said.
"For workers, it keeps them up to date with their qualifications and the case might be that they've worked in the industry for so long, but were never formally recognised and now they can be.
"Office staff can also further their knowledge and they can be more productive in the workplace."
A plumber by trade, Mr Wright said he knew the importance of having well-trained staff and was passionate about keeping business within the Southern Downs.
"Now workers don't have to go out of Warwick to get training," he said.
"It's about local businesses working together to improve our business community.
"Our flexibility means we can work around them so we won't hold businesses up either."
The subsidy kicked into gear at the beginning of October and Mr Wright said he was pleased to have the recognition as a leading training organisation.
"It is (exciting)," he said.
"We've worked at this for years and it just shows our quality of training is up with the best of them."
If you'd like to sign up for a short course or for more information, give Mr Wright a bell on 0409 499 352.
Training can be conducted on site, or in a training room.
With qualifications as valuable as they are today, it's an opportunity you won't want to pass up.