Australia is known for its world class electricians such as Perth electrician this is why many apprentice are sent to Perth in order for them to get a certificate. This is not suitable for many who wanted to study closer to home thus there is good news from the recently opened electrical specialization center in Karratha. This is the first local specialized course offered for electrical apprentices thus discounting the need to go to Perth in order to study.
It was November of last year when Karratha Electrical Instrumentation Centre of Specialisation was launched. The center is offering students from Pilbara the chance to study advance electrical courses as well as have hands-on training while staying within their local region.
As of writing, the Certificate III in Engineering – Industrial Electrician has seven apprentices that are enrolled under the program. They are now able to get the course locally and do not have the need to travel to Perth in order to do so. At the beginning of last month, they were able to finish the first block of learning they did on-campus.
The new centre has currently over 95 apprentices that are studying in order to get their dream qualifications. The centre is also offering various courses such as the Certifcate IV in Engineering which is Instrumentation and the Certificate II that specializes in Electronic Assembly.
Terry Hill, the chief executive of Pilbara Development Commission, said that the centre made it possible for students to have training as well as achieve qualifications which are not possible in the region before.
The State Government is the one funding the centre with the help of the Pilbara Development Commission as well as the Department of Training and Workforce Development in partnership with North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG which is based in Woodside.
The asset manager of Woodside Karratha Gas Plant, Andrew Lobb, said that their company is happy to be one of the sponsors of the centre and the fact that it is creating a strong impact is another thing to be proud of.
Despite the fact that the best Perth electrician has been trained in the centre in Perth, it is also expected that Pilbara will soon have a larger number of electricians that will be able to excel in the field as well.