ABN Group Managing Director Dale Alcock; training; apprenticeships;

Three out of four tradies can't identify asbestos - Dale Alcock calls for update to white card training

Three out of four tradespeople recently admitted they find it difficult to identify asbestos on the job and new apprentices are not being taught how to.A Curtin University survey of 240 carpenters, painters, plumbers and electricians indicated only small numbers had received training related to asbestos. For example, only 17 per cent of electricians had received training. Electricians and plumbers are considered to be most at risk from exposure.ABN Group Managing Director, Dale Alcock, whose...

ABN Training apprentice scheme propelled into international spotlight

Dale Alcock’s innovative approach to training apprentices has propelled ABN Group into the international spotlight.The builder’s apprenticeship program was profiled in a major report on the issue compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Labor Organisation.It featured as a case study in the Engaging Employers in Apprenticeship Opportunities report. ABN Group boasts an 80 per cent retention rate of its tradespeople six months after...
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