PLUMBING PRACTITIONERS RECOGNISED FOR TRAINING COMMITMENT
The annual Plumbing Industry Training Awards (PITAs) were held last night (Thursday, 14 March 2013) to recognise individuals and companies in the Victorian plumbing industry for their commitment to ongoing training.
Plumbing Industry Commissioner Greg Hyams said four plumbing practitioners, a plumbing employer, a plumbing teacher and a training provider received awards for the work they had done within the areas of post-apprenticeship training and development in the past year.
"Good plumbing is the backbone of a healthy society - and it can only be confidently provided by a well-trained plumbing professional," said Mr Hyams. "Plumbers provide us with clean drinking water, effective sanitation, and safe access to gas for heating and cooking.
"The winners of the Plumbing Industry Commission's PITAs have demonstrated their commitment to excellence through ongoing, personal training, up-skilling, and staying up-to-date with new technologies, regulations and business practices."
The winners of the 2013 PITAs are:
- Timothy Scott, of Horsham - Energy Safe Victoria Gas Award
- Nigel Bull, of Pakenham - Return to Study Award
- Ilhan Bolat, of Hadfield - Challenge Award
- Wayne Glover, of Alfredton - Individual Award
- Cooke and Dowsett, of Keilor Park - Employer Award
- Fire Industry Training, based in Brunswick - Training Provider Award
- Arthur Mete, of Carlton South - Trainer Award
As well as the recognition of winning a PITA, each winner received a certificate of recognition, a trophy and $1,000.
"The Plumbing Industry Commission is proud to be able to help foster this talent and commitment to training through the PITAs, which are in their fourth year," Mr Hyams said.
The Plumbing Industry Commission is a Victorian Government statutory authority that is responsible for maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of Victoria's plumbing regulatory system. The Commission oversees the licensing of plumbing practitioners, self-certification of plumbing work, and the monitoring of compliance through random audits and inspections.
For more information on the Plumbing Industry Training Awards, contact the Plumbing Industry Commission on 1300 815 127 or visit www.pic.vic.gov.au.