Milwaukee Power Tools Australia’s Vocational Training Specialist, Daniel Ventieri today presented GOTAFE Building and Construction Team Leader Jeff Gleeson with an array of new tools and equipment.
The equipment will be a welcome addition to the newly appointed work stations and skill bays housed at the new GOTAFE training site in Archer Street (known as the Goulburn Murray Trades Skills Centre) set to open in the coming weeks.
Building and Cabinetmaking Apprentices, VET in school participants and students undertaking pre-apprenticeships in related streams will have access to the new Milwaukee tools as part of their practical training at GOTAFE.
Mr Gleeson said it was important for GOTAFE apprentices to use equipment reflective of what’s used on site and in the workplace to gain the hands on job ready skills that will set them up to succeed.
“We’re very pleased to partner with Milwaukee as a provider of good quality tools.” he continues. “It means our students will be using the best while learning new skills.”
Mr Ventieri said the introduction of his role, ‘vocational training specialist’ further demonstrated Milwaukee’s commitment to TAFEs and the next generation of tradies. “Visiting TAFEs to deliver tools like this is one of the best parts of my job especially regional TAFEs like GOTAFE.”
“Milwaukee tools shares GOTAFE’s vision of equipping the workforce of today with skills for tomorrow. I know these tools will be put to good use and it’s even better knowing they’re going into a brand new facility which will no doubt produce heaps of good quality tradies for many years to come.”
The Goulburn Murray Trade Skills Centre is an initiative of the Better Together Alliance comprising of GOTAFE and the regions four public secondary schools, McGuire College, Shepparton High School, Wanganui Park and Mooroopna Secondary Colleges.
The purpose built facility was co funded by the Federal government and will provide the perfect learning environment for building and construction and cabinet making students initially with scope to expand delivery in the future.