I believe training the painters of tomorrow is a very important role for people in the trade today and it’s a massive part of what I do.
It’s an investment in the individual as well as a proactive way of contributing back to the industry.
We’re very fortunate to have an engaged, supportive MP&DA in Western Australia. It’s widely acknowledged that the services here are vastly better than in any other state.
I’ve been involved in some of the policy discussions around the future of the trade and I’m pleased to be able to contribute, particularly at the local level in the Great Southern region.
I’d like to see painting included in the school trade curriculum and for the trade to benefit from the Construction Training Fund.
If we are to raise awareness of the trade as a vital component in the construction industry, and an employer for the future, we need to be seen and included.