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 →

Changing COVID Restrictions for Workplaces

April 26, 2022Industry News, Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  With almost 70% of adults having received with their third dose, the Victorian Government recently announced that most COVID-19 restrictions were to be removed from 11:59pm, Friday 22 April 2022. Changes to pandemic orders related to workplaces include: COVIDSAFE PLAN All workplaces will still require a COVIDSafe Plan. WORKPLACE CONTACTS Individuals will be required to… Read More →

SEMMA Media Round-Up | April 2022

April 20, 2022Media Releases, Member News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Read our latest round-up of recent appearance by SEMMA and our members in the media! SEMMA’s Welder Shortage Initiative SEMMA’s third round of welding course participants are underway, with all successful graduates so far placed into employment with local manufacturing members. Read more here. Monash Ranked Best in the World Monash University has been… Read More →

Members Save on Energy Rates & Tarrifs

April 6, 2022Member News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA associate and energy partner Leading Edge Energy have continued to work with members to identify potential savings on their energy bill. To read the latest manufacturer case study, click here. Sales Manager Ewen Beard reached out to manufacturer Alpha Detroit – heat treatment specialists – to offer advice on how to reduce their electricity… Read More →

Members Achieve Unexpected Energy Savings

March 29, 2022Member News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA are helping manufacturers save on their bottom line by addressing a consistent area of big spend – energy. Our members can access a free evaluation with our partner Leading Edge Energy which can result in significant savings regardless of their contract, or whether they have an existing broker. In the case of our manufacturing… 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 →

SEMMA Welding Course Employment Video Released

March 7, 2022Employment, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Learn in-demand skills and enter an exciting, long-term career with local industries with the SEMMA Welding Skills Short Course! This free 150-hour course commenced in February 2022 in Dandenong South with multiple intakes scheduled over the year. Students who successfully complete the course will be placed into guaranteed full-time work with a local manufacturer.… Read More →

Welding Course Students Meet Potential Employers

March 1, 2022SEMMA Updates No Comments

  This week, students had the opportunity to meet with potential employers from SEMMA’s manufacturing member base. During this informal networking session, students were able to learn about the requirements of different manufacturers and demonstrate their skills on the welding simulator. All guests were invited to try their hand at the simulator under the expert… 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 →