Jon Stanhope is letting us know CIT’s managed to snag itself a London posting as part of a scheme to bring some of the world’s most infamously bad tradespeople to the ACT.
The Downunder Tradies group, which has offices in Canberra and London, has partnered with the CIT’s Fyshwick Trade Skills Centre to provide gap-training for UK electricians and plumbers wanting to relocate to Canberra.
Mr Stanhope said the CIT was the only training organisation in Australia delivering this program off-shore by basing a teacher in the UK.
“One of the greatest barriers for UK tradespeople wanting to live and work in Australia is the need to gain additional qualifications to meet strict licensing standards,” Mr Stanhope said. “The Downunder Tradies group in partnership with the CIT is helping tradespeople to access gap-training, gain the necessary qualifications, and make a smooth transition to work in Australia.
If only we could get the Polish workers direct instead.