The awards night for all will be held on 12 November 2010 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and we wish FirePro and Lil the best of luck.
FirePro has achieved finalist in the recent South East Queensland Department of Education Training Awards in the Category of Employer of Employer of the Year. The regional awards were held at Conrad Jupiters on the 30th July. With over 590 nominations received and to be a finalist alongside a huge organisation such as Dreamworld, FirePro (Qld) is humbled by the recognition of our tireless efforts with apprentices and staff training in general.
Yatala construction company FirePro has been recognised in Construction Skills Queensland's (CSQ) Promote Your Local Legend campaign for its strong support for local apprentices. FirePro is the largest fire protection installation labour force in Queensland and has become one of the leaders in fire protection training. The company has more than 30 staff, comprising 12 apprentices. Some apprentices were out of trade before getting the chance to restart their training with the company.
General manager Janine Horrocks said her company recognised the importance of supporting apprentices. "By hiring apprentices, we are helping to ensure the future of a life saving industry," she said. " We believe we are assisting our people to develop not only trade skills, but also life skills side of work. Our apprentices have pride in themselves, their company and their industry." The company's training culture saw them win an award at the 2009 Construction Skills Training Excellence Awards.
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Logan based construction company, FirePro (Qld) has been recognised in Constrcution SKills Queensland's (CSQ) 'Promote Your Local Legend' campaign, for its strong support of local apprentices. FirePro (Qld) is the largest fire protection installation labour force in Queensland and has become one of the leaders in fire protection training. The company has a staff of more than 30 people, comprising 12 apprentices. Several of these apprentices were out of trade before being presented with an opportunity to recommence their training with the company. FirePro (Qld) General Manager, Janine Horrocks, said her company recognised the importance of supporting apprentices in the industry. "By hiring apprentices we are helping to ensure the future of a life saving industry. We believe we are assisting our people to develop not only trade skills, but also life skills side of work. Our apprentices have pride in themselves, their company and their industry", she said.
Janine added that her organisation took great pride in the company's strong training culture, which saw them win an award at the 2009 Construction Skills Queensland Training Excellence Awards. "We understand that apprentices need regular feedback, gentle encouragement and a great working environment where they feel part of a winning team. At FirePro (Qld) we have a formal apprentice review twice a year to set goals, discuss strengths and weaknesses and ensure they are on track to meet the requirements of their qualification", she said.
CSQ Regional Manager, Ken Barrett, said FirePro (Qld) was to be praised for its efforts in supporting local apprentices. "FirePro (Qld) deserves praise for the large number of apprentices it currently employs and for providing a pathway for out of trade apprentices. Its investment in training has helped it become one of the leading organisations in its industry", Ken said.
The Origin owned power station has had the construction partners GE and CH2M Hill together with Laing O'Rourke leading up to a 750 person onsite construction workforce. The Darling Downs Power Station will be the biggest combined cycle power station in Australia and is a reported $780 million dollar project to the Queensland economy. The power station will emit about half the greenhouse gas emissions that a coal-fired power station using current technology would create and will use less than 3 percent of the water conventionally used by a power station of similar productivity. The project has been a worldly experience for many FirePro (Qld) apprentices who have been rotated with our dedicated regional contracts crew to complete the works.
Works at the new Oakey Army Base Multi Role Helicopter Hangar Facility have now commenced. FirePro (Qld) are carrying out the installation works for the new Foam Pop-Up Fire Protection System. These works are part of the $76 million dollar federal investment in the Oakey Army Base to upgrade facilities for the purpose of long term army aviation training. This has been another great opportunity for many of our apprentices to experience and practice their skills with levelling equipment, excavation and installation of underground HDPE pipe work and electrofusion.