Vehicle towing capacities explained

Trailers are common tools used by most tradies and carry everything from: tools of the trade, materials for jobs, equipment including scissor lifts, and recreational equipment for those weekends away. What people don’t realise, is the significance of vehicle towing capacities and the requirements for towing trailers. Just because you have a vehicle with a…

Communications Apprentice of the Year!

On Thursday 22 November, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) held its annual National Excellence Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne. We are pleased to announce that PEER Data & Communications Graduate: Luke Hentschke was successful in becoming Apprentice of the Year in the Communications category. Luke recently completed his apprenticeship with…

MPA SA 2018 President’s Lunch

Photo: PEER Talent Coach Mario Cappella, Liam Murphy, Justin Whitford, PEER Senior Trainer Richard Townsend On Friday 26 October, Master Plumbers South Australia held their 2018 President’s Lunch at Adelaide Oval. Congratulations to PEER Apprentices: Liam Murphy and Justin Whitford, on becoming finalists for the Gold Medal Award.   Liam is a fourth year Plumbing…

VET Student wins High Achievement Award

Photo: PEER Trainer David Crossman and VET Student Lachlan Gosden On Monday 22 October, the Barossa District Rotary Club held their 2018 VET Student of the Year Awards. On Monday 22 October, the Barossa District Rotary Club held their 2018 VET Student of the Year Awards. We congratulate PEER VET Year 12 Student, Lachlan Gosden…

How to Ensure Effective Supervision of Apprentices

Awareness, education and open communication, are positive strategies PEER apply, to ensure effective supervision of apprentices undertaking on-the-job training. Taking on an apprentice, is quite a responsibility. Apart from supporting them as they develop as a person, there are two essential components to their training. The first of these is: trade school (or the off-the-job…