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Sep 18, 2020
Community service common among training awards winners

Community service common among training awards winners

A mother of two from Townsville has taken out the Vocational Student of the Year at the 2020 Queensland Training Awards. Ngaire Trigg undertook a Diploma of Community Development at TAFE Queensland and is now working at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Townsville. Townsville-based Not for profit mental wellbeing services provider selectability Limited  took out the Medium… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

More than $1.17 million in construction projects are planned for regional TAFE campuses in a Queensland COVID-19 recovery plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the upgrades to campuses in Bohle, Burdekin, Bowen and Cannonvale highlighted the important role skills and training would play. They are part of the second stage of the Government’s Unite and Recover… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
BMA commits $2.3m to CQ research and innovation

BMA commits $2.3m to CQ research and innovation

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) continues to support and invest in regional Queensland with the announcement of $2.3 million in funding towards research, training, and innovation.  The investment will support the appointment of a general manager of the newly established Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) in Mackay and a chair of automation and future work skills… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

The $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence is on track for its planned official opening next month. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick today inspected the finishing touches at the centre, jointly funded by the State Government and Mackay Regional Council. He said the facility would ensure the Mackay region remained one of the world’s best… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Business continuity training on offer in Gladstone

Business continuity training on offer in Gladstone

Gladstone Engineering Alliance has launched a new Business Continuity Training Workshop for local businesses. The fully-funded training is backed by the Gladstone Area Water Board and Gladstone Regional Council’s Rise Up Community Investment fund. GEA general manager Chantale Lane said development of a detailed business continuity plan was the best way to prepare and cope efficiently with unexpect...

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Jun 05, 2020
JCU professional development courses

JCU professional development courses

James Cook University’s Economic Geology Research Center is conducting short courses for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students aimed at professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry. It’s being led by Dr Dennis Arne from Telemark Geosciences. There are three modules presented late in June and July each contributing to seven professional development ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house apprentices...

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May 29, 2020
Hastings Deering on the hunt for 40 new apprentices

Hastings Deering on the hunt for 40 new apprentices

Hastings Deering will open applications for its 2021 apprenticeship intake on Monday, June 8, offering 40 new positions. Trade training is on offer across nine Hastings Deering workshops including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa, Darwin and Alice Springs. Hastings Deering general manager- people and external affairs Vincent Cosgrove said the company was̷...

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May 28, 2020
Applications open for BMA apprenticeships

Applications open for BMA apprenticeships

Applications have opened for the 2021 BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) apprenticeship program. BMA has not revealed how many new apprentices it will be taking on next year, but the numbers are expected to be around the same as this year’s bumper intake of 56. The 2020 cohort included people from Central and North Queensland including… ...

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