6 Apr 2017
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech loves engaging with and supporting our apprentices and employers so much that we have been actively visiting worksites, bringing hot BBQ breakfasts and coffee straight to site when workers need it the most.
The initiative, which was launched two years ago, enables TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to hit the road early each morning to visit employers, contractors and apprentices on the job. You will often find the BBQ and coffee trailer accompanied by industry specialists including Makita, Bolle, Trade Tools, Apprentice Recruit, Q Leave, Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), Hilti, Milwauke and Trade and Techtonic Brands (TTT) who regularly join the team to provide a unique range of industry advice and support.
The BBQ and coffee trailer is operated by Business Stakeholder Relations Manager, Bill Alexion, who says feedback from industry has been overwhelmingly positive. “We are now completely booked for over a month in advance and are looking at new and inventive platforms to continue to build and engage with industry given the success rate of the initiative so far. We have found both small and large businesses really appreciate our presence and the advice that our partners can provide. We get questions ranging from flexible training options and career pathways, through to Recognition of Prior Learning and industry specialist referrals”.
The initiative has been so successful for TAFE Queensland SkillsTech that other TAFE Queensland regions have shown interest in starting their own BBQ and coffee trailer as a way to build new relationships, engage with industry and demonstrate a community presence.
The TAFE Queensland SkillsTech BBQ and coffee trailer typically arrives onsite at 5.30am for a 6am start and can be booked for early morning worksite visits, smoko breaks or a range of industry events. For more information and to book please call 07 3244 0646 or visit TAFE Queensland SkillsTech Coffee Van bookings.
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