The Triton

News

Queensland program trains welders

ADVERTISEMENT

A new government-backed “Launch into Work” training program aims to address a lack of skilled welders in the superyacht and boat-building industries in Queensland, Australia. The forecast deficit of welders is predicted to worsen as the industry expands, according to the state.

The program involved a 10-week, pre-employment training program delivered by Queensland TAFE at its SkillsTech Acacia Ridge Campus earlier this year, followed by a two-week placement and on-the-job experience. Thirteen qualified specialist welders graduated on May 3.

“This initiative has been developed with TAFE Queensland, SkillsTech and superyacht industry representatives to offer a unique competency and proficiency-based program to provide specialist welders to AS/NZ 1655 standard, which is required on vessels in survey,” stated Alan Sparks, CEO at East Coast Apprenticeships.

The program is also supported by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business.

Related Posts...
By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based Lewis Marine Supply has Read more...
SureShade, a U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade Read more...
By Dorie Cox Recent hands-on training at Wesmar added confidence Read more...
Award-winning yacht designer Claudette K. Bonville, of Fort Lauderdale-based Claudette Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Story and photos by Dorie Cox “It was just like charter,” said Capt. Paul Clarke of M/Y Loon. “But instead of champagne, we were …

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, arrived at Abaco, Bahamas, with M/V True North, which left Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 8 for a …

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, stepped ashore at Marsh Harbour on Sept. 11 and shared these photos, noting he had never …

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Josh Ritchie The 182-foot M/V Pacific Hope left the Dominican Republic on Sept. 5 to head toward the northern …