Rob Hansen, of Hansen Design and Print, has been appointed to the Industry Skills Council for South Australia, the board responsible for updating skills packages to keep up with industry changes.
Currently, Hansen has 18-year old apprentice Nick Lacey working with him, but has been unable to get a formal education for him for over a year, with Tafe SA no longer providing the training. His appointment to the council follows from his advocacy for funding print training courses in the past 12 months.
Hansen will participate in the Creative Industries, Business & Digital Platforms industry sector.
The Printing Industries Association of Australia supported his nomination, and says Hansen is a strong advocate among his peers for improving skills, training and apprenticeships and considers Rob an excellent appointment, a passionate voice for South Australia, and the larger national Print Industry.
Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA, says, “Rob’s understanding of the print industry has a depth and breadth that exceeds his 40 plus years of experience. The Industry as a whole will benefit greatly from his appointment.”
South Australian PIAA board member Sarah Leo says, “The print, packaging and visual communications industry has its challenges, however, Rob’s appointments gives us a measure of relief knowing that the issue of apprenticeships, skills development and ongoing training is in capable, experiences hands.”
Hansen says, “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to improve and increase industry apprenticeships, and I thank the PIAA for their support of my application.”
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