“Commercial construction can be difficult to pre-plan and there are situations when it is imperative to have an apprentice onsite to learn skills first-hand,” Paynters General Manager Brett Johnston notes.
“Other service providers can be very reluctant to accommodate the same level of flexibility in their training environments,” Mr Johnston confirmed.
Paynters and TAFE Queensland apprentices complete their carpentry training through intensive two-week block training at TAFE Queensland Acacia Ridge and Bracken Ridge campuses, onsite, and on-demand. Thus, providing complete flexibility and complementing Paynters’ ongoing projects.
“The training facilities are world class. They – TAFE Queensland – are industry leaders, with their training environments, equipment and tools reflecting industry standard and contemporary practice,” Paynters’ General Manager Brett Johnston said.
To date, six Paynters’ apprentices have completed their carpentry qualification through TAFE Queensland, and three are currently undergoing their apprenticeship training.
Students are also very satisfied with their TAFE Queensland-delivered apprenticeships. Fourth-year apprentice Nick Duffy offers; “My TAFE training has given me the right skills and knowledge to be able to work effectively in the industry by having the right problem solving and communication skills to tackle the many and varied tasks I come across onsite.”
“The majority of the TAFE teachers have 25 years’ (or more) industry experience, which allows them to provide very high quality and best-practice training for all students,” Mr Duffy said.
The Paynters/TAFE Queensland partnership is one that has clearly flourished, chiefly owing to flexibility and is underpinned by TAFE Queensland’s contemporary training methods.
Whilst a ‘thirteenth anniversary’ marriage gift is usually lace, or in modern times – textiles, both offerings obviously hold little relevance in the construction industry. TAFE Queensland however promises to continue to deliver Paynters the most current, comprehensive, flexible and passionate training to its current and future cohort of carpentry apprentices. Unequivocally the best ‘souvenir’ to all.