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Getting into office for Apprentices

At some stage all apprentices become the boss and they will have to use computers and here is some offers fgrom Microsoft to get started. Check out the information below and later I weill begin to offer some basic details … Continue reading

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Framed Ceilings Unit 2A – 2012

First Impressions Last years first years are here and their first unit is Framed Ceilings (Rondo Ceilings) Background The class has overall been exposed to this type of ceilings in their workplaces and constructed bulkheads using steel components.  That is … Continue reading

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1st Year Apprentices Final

Masonry Fixing Unit shots It is hard to believe that the 1st years are at the end of their training for 2011.  Though looking at their progress I can see the growth in skills confidence and maturity.  Tasks that seemed … Continue reading

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Mentoring the BCF

Starting Out Chat Session Moodle LMS      31st August. Andrew, Gabriele, Paul, Roly & I, 12:15pm with Moodle Chat, all attended, most had never used Chat as a medium of communication and apart from some slowish typing all got on well though … Continue reading

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Picture of Competence (Steel framing)

Where to check for the correct information and how to use it in steel framing practice. (Session Objective)     Curves and raked bulkheads in steel framing is a second year Wall and Ceiling unit I have been delivering today.       … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 2 apprentices

Day 2: Wednesday morning session Power point of Back Blocking and Butt Joints, the how, what, why, when and where of it. Typical Questions: What issues came up as a result of installing back blocking and butt joints? How should … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 3 apprentices

Day 3: Feedback Session The day starts as usual with classroom debriefing of the day before’s theory and how well it related to their practical projects and after a nights thoughts their own workplace and practices. Discussion regarding the day’s … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day1 apprentices

DAY 1: Tuesday’s session (short week), back blocking and butt joints, Calculations, Communication, Read and interpret plans.  Not exactly riveting for students in the trades But the basic skills that are required to be a competent trades person. Through out the old … Continue reading

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Week 2 First year Apprentices

The apprentices have returned for week two and this is usually the week when they find their feet, get to know each other and start to test the waters of the tafeSA environment. Typical past behaviours Late to arrive More … Continue reading

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Trade Students

Their past colours their lives. For 6 years I have had contact with trades students, delivering trade training and Assessment in a classroom, on-site and simulated workshop settings and during that time the students past surfaces regularly. Feeling threatened in situations, … Continue reading

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