Thomson Bridge is seeking Expressions of Interest from school leavers who live in the Cooma Monaro, Tumut, and Bega regions who would like to participate in a Certificate II Electrotechnology (Career Start)

The program will provide students with foundational skills for a career as a licenced electrician, electrical linesperson (in renewable generation, transmission, distribution,or rail), electrical cable joiner, and instrumentation fitter.

Depending on the level of interest, the first Certificate II program will commence in July/August 2020. The maximum class size is 14 students per program. The course is nine weeks in duration, four days per week for a total of 36 days.

Week one — is face-to-face introductions and training;

Weeks two to nine — will be a combination of online self-paced and virtual classroom sessions with our experienced training professionals;

Industry tours — meeting with the power sector is an important aspect of this program. Excursions and tours of industry sites, and guest speakers from the power industry will occur every fortnight.

More informations can be found in our Certificate II Electrotechnology (Career Start) Brochure found here: 

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Thomson Bridge’s program is based on the selection of units that are relevant to the Energy and Electricity Supply Industry, and, are attractive to employers recruiting across the Energy sector. Successful completion of this qualification will also provide credits towards a range of Electricity Supply Industry apprenticeship Certificate III qualification programs.

The Energy industry is an essential industry of national importance and is made up of thermal and renewable generation, transmission towers, distribution poles and wires, and electrified infrastructure such as rail networks.

During this decade, billions of dollars will be invested in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI). This includes the transmission sector, where new towers will be built to strengthen and secure Australia’s electricity network. Also, the rail sector is experiencing a boom in infrastructure building across NSW and the nation. And the renewable energy sector has burst onto the national landscape with a vast array of wind, solar, and battery storage assets and construction has started on Snowy 2.0.

As a result of this investment the industry is experiencing significant shortfalls in skilled workers. This shortage is forecast to increase during the next 5 years, and there are significant opportunities for young people seeking to enter this exciting industry.

This course is delivered by our experienced training professionals, who are Subject Matter Experts in their fields across the Energy industry. They have a deep understanding of energy networks and a passion for sharing their knowledge of safe operating and industry best practices. Each Trainer has been selected for their career experience in the transmission, distribution, rail network, and renewable generation sectors.

Training will also involve presentations from guest speakers from throughout the Energy industry.