Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - KNX National Group
The NECA WA Group, consisting of the National Electrical and Communications Association – WA Chapter (NECA WA), the College of Electrical Training (CET), and Electrical Group Training (EGT) attended the National Training Awards held at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Homebush, on Friday, 19 November 2010.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for vocational education and training, recognising innovation and excellence in the training sector. These Awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners from each state and territory competing in the national finals.

The College of Electrical Training recently won the WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2010 amongst some high quality opposition, and as a result was a Finalist in contention for National Small Training Provider of the Year 2010 against other state winners.

Mr Geoff Hender, General Manager of CET said “Winning the WA Small Training Provider of the Year was recognition of the College’s excellent achievements in the Vocational Education sector over the past 15 years. Being a Finalist for the National award has given us additional recognition as a leading training provider up against some quality opposition, and we congratulate the National winner on their achievement.”

About CET
The College of Electrical Training (CET) is one of only two ITSE 3-star (maximum) rated electrical RTO’s in Australia and is an integral part of the NECA WA Group, which consists of the National Electrical and Communications Association – WA Chapter (NECA WA), the College of Electrical Training (CET), and Electrical Group Training (EGT).

CET has doubled the number of students in training to around 2,000 per year, and now trains more than 50% of all electrical apprentices in the State. With over 70 courses available, CET delivers everything from Certificate III in Electrotechnology for young apprentices, through to advanced post-trade training for electricians and contractors. CET has also been working towards the introduction of School-based Apprenticeships to allow young people in Years 11 and 12 to begin training in a trade while still at secondary school.

CET’s Southern Campus at Jandakot was recently officially opened by the Federal Member for Fremantle, Ms Melissa Parke, at a ceremony in July 2010 and the College is working with the WA State Government to secure land in Joondalup north of Perth to build a third campus and continue to address the workforce development needs of the WA electrical industry.

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