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Gladstone Engineering Alliance Luncheon

Posted Tuesday 7th June 2011

Yesterday in Gladstone, Grant Mills, Blue Dog Training's Engineering Manager, provided an overview at the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Luncheon about Blue Dog Training's methodologies used for both apprentice and White Card online training. The focus of the luncheon was developing and retaining a skilled workforce.

Blue Dog Training has experienced significant growth in the Gladstone region and throughout Queensland due to our ability to listen to our clients and not only meet but exceed their requirements. Industry needs flexibility in training and quality measurable outcomes, not training for training's sake.

The attendees had the opportunity to win a digital camera for guessing Blue Dog Training's retention rate – the percentage of apprentices who complete their apprenticeships. Nationally the figure is between 50 and 60 percent however, due to Blue Dog Training's commitment to their students and clients, our retention rate is 91.7%. Congratulations to the lucky winner who guessed 91.5%.

It was also pleasing to talk with representatives from a number of companies who use Blue Dog Training for white card online training. The ability to use a web cam while completing the white card helps to reduce the paperwork and is proving a real winner for our clients.

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