National Skills Week – 27 August to 2 September

PMB attended St Patrick’s Technical College National Skills Week Lunch on the 24 August, as a member of the Northern Adelaide P-TECH Partnership. The lunch celebrated the start of National Skills week commencing on Monday 27 August with a focus on Real Skills for Real Careers. The keynote speaker for the lunch was the Minister for Industry and Skills, the Honourable David Pisoni MP who talked about the State Government’s vision for apprenticeships /traineeships in South Australia.

Also speaking at the luncheon was Alex Knoll, Business Development Manager from Barossa Fine Foods. Mr Knoll spoke about his experience starting his career in the family business as an apprentice and transitioning into the role is in today. Alex also spoke about the company’s role in the north and its expansion plans which included the recent purchase of Angelakis Brothers.

Closing the luncheon we heard from Danny Deptula, Principal St Patrick’s Technical College who spoke of the school achievements with their innovative and flexible programs which enable students to achieve their SACE while undertaking employment and training in a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Along with promoting further education pathways underpinned by work experience, a technical qualification and industry mentoring.

PMB are proud supporters of St Patrick’s Technical College through our involvement in the Northern Adelaide P-TECH Partnership which are fortunate to be finalists in the 2018 SA Training Awards. The Awards will be held on Friday 7th of September.

PMB would like to congratulate the four other finalists from St Patrick’s Technical College, Cain Gerrits and Santigao Bribiesca Diaz for School-based Apprentice of the Year. Jarrod Morton, Apprentice of the Year and Linda Burton, VET Trainer or Teacher of the Year. We wish everyone the very best for Friday 7 September.