Prior to engaging TAFE Queensland, Mussi Electrical was outsourcing air-conditioning install and connection work to specialist refrigeration and air-conditioning tradespeople. This saw the business losing profit and time, per job. TAFE Queensland Stakeholder Manager Bill Alexion recognised opportunity (for Mussi Electrical) to train and upskill their own existing team, via a conversation onsite, during a TAFE Queensland Coffee Trailer visit.
TAFE Queensland organised for the fifteen Mussi Electrical tradespeople to complete the Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (UEE20111).
Mussi Electrical now sees all of its electrical apprentices train exclusively with TAFE Queensland. Owner Massimo explained, “Being with TAFE Queensland for more than 10 years I have maintained strong relationships with John Newson, Bill Alexion, Alex Rice and Morgan Gillies. All of these teachers and their management teams are always on-hand to assist with any training or funding requirements. The TAFE Queensland facilities provide a friendly environment for teachers, apprentices and employers to learn and interact and build long-lasting friendships and relationships.
“Further, the 200 hours of work experience and pathway to employment provided by TAFE Queensland is an asset to any company, along with the dedicated hardworking team of teachers and employees, who provide constant 24/7 support in all areas regarding apprentice acquisition and training,” said Massimo.
Undoubtedly Mussi Electrical and TAFE Queensland will continue the apprentice training partnership for many years to come. In fact, Massimo is all-but a TAFE Queensland ambassador, or influencer, if you will.
“I have no hesitation in recommending TAFE Queensland as a training organisation to others. In fact, I have passed at least 20+ employers across to John and Bill from different trades. The various requests were to assist with training placements and funding information assistance, for which the guys were more than happy to help and advise,” said Massimo.