An industry review to discuss print apprentice training issues in South Australia has been moved to a larger venue and will now be held at Adelaide’s Mile End Hotel at 4pm on Thursday July 22.
The Real Media Collective CEO Kellie Northwood said the response to attend the review had been overwhelming prompting a shift in location from the originally planned Ball & Doggett offices to the the Mile End Hotel. Ball & Doggett are continuing to support the briefing.
“Originally, we had only a few companies reach out for support, we then investigated across many different options and found there were some general industry-wide concerns,” Northwood said.
“We then issued the industry briefing invitation and from the response have now had no choice but to move to a larger venue to accommodate the industry need.”
Northwood said TRMC is engaging with the South Australian Government which is supportive of the review and has committed to working with industry to ensure a strong apprentice program is developed which matches industry requirements.
“We are also engaging TAFEs across the country who are running successful apprenticeship programs as we look to understand their solutions and how these can be transferred to South Australia, the engagement so far has been extremely positive which is a terrific first step,” Northwood said.
“We are working with the local training operator also and everyone is wanting to build a strong solution to the betterment of all.”
All members of the industry are invited to attend the briefing to voice their concerns to ensure a unified voice is represented to government as well as efforts to attract new talent among school leavers.
“I have been long following this across the State and now have an immediate need for new apprentices coming into my industry, the current level is very disappointing and we must do better. To all my industry colleagues I urge you to attend this event and work together to build a solution for our state,” commented Rob Hansen, Managing Director, Hansen Design & Print.
“We are calling on all printers who have apprentices, or are planning on bringing on apprentices in the coming year to attend and share their voices across this important matter. We also want to look to how we can attract talent into the industry and how we can build careers for our young talent throughout the broader industry. There is federal government support available and arming our members with how to approach grant options as well as government support into secondary schools is part of the review. We need a united voice into government to ensure we can deliver effective solutions for industry, I encourage all who haven’t yet registered to register and attend,” concluded Northwood.
For those interested in attending registration and event information is provided upon request to [email protected]
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