Issue 255 - 16 October 2020
Energy and Infrastructure funding programs
The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, is releasing two new funding programs to support the delivery of the Energising Tasmania initiative. Eligible organisations are encouraged to submit an application before the funding programs close.
The two programs are the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund and Training Market Development Fund.
The funding programs reflect key commitments of the Australian and Tasmanian governments to support Tasmania in developing a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for the Marinus Link, Battery of the Nation initiative and, more broadly, the renewable energy and related sectors in Tasmania.
The Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund is for supporting industry-led solutions to ensure training and skills development needs meet the emerging industry-standard requirements of energy and infrastructure sectors.
The Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund is for supporting the capacity building of training providers (including trainer recruitment, upskilling trainers and supporting trainers to relocate) as well as developing courses and delivery methods that meet the needs of industry.
All eligible organisations are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund close on Friday, 4 December 2020
Applications for the Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund close on Friday, 5 February 2021
The period for applications under the Energising Tasmania Training Fund has also been extended until Wednesday, 30 June 2021 (or until grant funds are fully allocated).
The Energising Tasmania Training Fund allows future or existing workers to access full qualifications and apprenticeships and/or traineeships in the industry sectors that align to the Energising Tasmania initiative meaning ERTOs need to be responsive to the employer’s needs.
Further information (including program guides and forms) is available from Skills Tasmania at www.skills.tas.gov.au or contact the Senior Project Officer – Energy and Infrastructure on 03 6165 6059, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Tasmanian Training Award winners
This year’s Tasmanian Training Awards have been presented at a smaller than usual ceremony in Hobart, taking due care with physical distancing requirements for attendees.
The awards are an annual celebration of excellence in vocational education and training and workforce development and showcase the many examples of individuals and organisations making a positive contribution to not just their own, but to Tasmania’s future.
We thank our generous sponsors, industry partners, training providers, employers and students for their ongoing support of the awards.
| 2020 Tasmanian Training Awards winners
|| Caitlin Radford
|| Madeline Wade
| Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student
|| Jessica Matthews
| Vocational Student
|| Heetham Hekmat
| VET in Schools Student*
|| Henry Rheinberger
| School-based Apprentice
|| Arielle Abrahams
| VET Teacher/Trainer
|| Sharon Turner
| Equity Vocational Student*
|| Mark Mclauchlan
| Small Employer
|| Deloraine Amcal Pharmacy
| Small Training Provider
|| Avidity Training and Development
| Large Training Provider
To read about our award winners visit www.skills.tas.gov.au/trainingawards
Our 2020 winners (in aligned categories) now have the opportunity to represent Tasmania at the Australian Training Awards
*there are no Australian Training Awards equivalents to the VET in School Student Award and the Equity Vocational Student Award.