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Abigroup's RTO delivers specialised training program

14 December 2010

In early December, 20 leading hands and foremen from the Hume Highway Woomargama Alliance (HHWA) completed a specialised training program delivered by the Abigroup Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

The training was delivered on site and covered key construction industry skills in interpreting plans and specifications. This included identifying types of drawings and their functions, recognising amendments and commonly used symbols/abbreviations, and locating and identifying key features on a site plan.

HHWA Project Manager Leigh Hahn and General Superintendent Damian O’Connor initially put the request forward to meet an essential skills gap.

“We’ve had a number of leading hands and foremen screaming out for this type of training for a while now. They want to be able to work smarter and be more productive in the field and this type of training enables them to do just that,” said Leigh.

“It was great that we were able to utilise Abigroup’s own internal training organisation. All the materials were customised specifically for our project. Dave, our trainer, was great. He did a theory session with the crew and then came back a few weeks later and spent a number of days with them one on one in the paddock. The feedback from the whole team has been very positive.”

The Abigroup RTO is now gearing itself up to deliver a further suite of programs from the Certificate IV Civil Construction package across the country in 2011.

Dave Houlihan, RTO Trainer, with Abigroup Leading Hand Moyle Frank


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