Luke Donnellan MP Attends Welding Graduation

April 28, 2022Advocacy, SEMMA Updates No Comments

On Monday 11 April 2022, SEMMA welcomed Luke Donnellan MP to the graduation of our second round of students who completed our industry-led welding skills course, attending the presentation of certificates by President Peter Angelico. It was also a day of celebration as all participants successfully completed their training and as a result were offered… Read More →

SEMMA Advocacy Meeting With Federal Minister

March 24, 2022Advocacy, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  On Thursday 24 March, SEMMA were invited to host a visit by the Federal Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert MP. SEMMA President Peter Angelico, SEMMA CEO Vonda Fenwick, SEMMA Secretary Sandra George and a number of SEMMA Members met with Stuart Robert MP and the Federal Liberal candidate… Read More →

Free mental health resources for employees

February 24, 2022Advocacy, Events, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  On 24 February 2022, SEMMA collaborated with Victorian charity HALT to help inform businesses about their free mental health talks designed specificity for industry. Co-Founder Jeremy Forbes and Project Worker Amanda Porritt delivered a fascinating overview on HALT and how they help raise mental health awareness amongst tradesman and industry workers, giving them the… Read More →

Opening the Energy Efficient Communities Grant program

January 13, 2022Advocacy, Funding Opportunities, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  On Wednesday 12 January 2022, SEMMA facilitated the introduction of Tim Wilson MP to member Bellevue Orchard as part of the opening of the Energy Efficient Communities Grant program. The grant is designed to support Australian SME food & beverage manufacturers with grants of up to $25,000 to reduce both their emissions & energy bills. NICK… Read More →

SEMMA to present at the ​Economics References Committee hearing

November 30, 2021Advocacy, General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  The federal government has highlighted the manufacturing sector as a crucial component of its national COVID-19 economic recovery. Following the announcement of the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy in late 2020, the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative provided grants to six key sectors of manufacturing and is likely to be an election issue in… Read More →