Industry skills workshop to be held in Brisbane

Training centre NQX College announces industry workshop to be held near Brisbane to help trucking companies deal with skills shortages

August 25, 2010

A new training workshop will be held south of Brisbane next week to help trucking companies develop their workforce and beat skills shortages.

Run by the award-winning NQX College, the free Transport and Logistics Skilling for the Future workshop will run for one day on September 3.

Designed for small and large transport companies, it will look at school based traineeships, work experience, ‘up-skilling’ measures and apprenticeships.

It will also involve a panel of key representatives from government, industry, schools and community to address concerns from attendees.

JJ Richards & Sons will be part of the panel. The company already runs a successful school based apprenticeship through its partnership with a local high school.

NQX Freight System developed its own in-house training program in 2007 after the company failed to get satisfaction from outsourcing training to a registered training organisation (RTO).

The NQX College allows employees to complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Transport and Logistics.

The College was registered \was already being hailed as a success when NQX’s Bill Potter spoke to ATN about it in 2008.

"We are developing our own learning assessment tools that no other oganisation has developed to NQX’s level," Potter said at the time.

NQX won the Training Excellence Award in 2009 as part of the National Trucking Industry Awards for its training program.

Potter and Smith, who have both been integral in establishing and running the college, were recognised at the Queensland Trucking Association’s awards night in 2008 with the People Leadership Excellence Award.

Those interested in attending the event need to contact NQX by Monday August 30 or Bill Potter on 07 3275 0488.

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