Harvesting Timber Contracts by asr14770

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									 TOWARDS A POST
INDUSTRIAL MODEL
     FOR VET

TAFE AS A COMMUNITY ASSET


                    Ray Griffiths, 2002
    AN INSTRUMENT OF
   ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND
    CULTURAL CHANGE.

 Building the skills base
 Building the professional service firm
 Building education as an industry in its
  own right.
         PARTNERING

 Individuals, communities,
  enterprises, industries
 Growth through Learning
 An articulate community
 A competitive workforce
 Options for participation
      CATALYTIC ROLE


 Identifying the value chain for a
  community, industry or enterprise
 Envisioning the appropriate linkages
  in collaboration
 Configuring the work of TAFE to suit
            FORESTECH
 Vertical integration
     Natural Resource Management
     Forest harvesting
     Milling and value adding
     Furniture Design
 Vocational training
 Enterprise Development
 Research
              RESEARCH
          RMIT Uni. Affiliation                                ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
     19 post Graduate Scholarships                                 Business Incubrators
  Joint Research & Education Centre                      •supported environment for furniture design/
              •Aquaculture                                              manufacture
    •Natural Resource Management                             •access to TAFE staff, equipment &
        Monash - Timber Dyring                                          infrastructure
CARP - East Gippsland Institute of TAFE                     •Business advice from private sector
          Import replacement
 East Gippsland Institute of TAFE etal
                                             FORESTECH                          CULTURAL
                                    Vocational Education & Training    International craftsperson in
                                    •Natural Resource Management                 residence
                                          •Forest Harvesting
                                         •Milling Value-adding
                PARTNERING                 •Furniture Design
      •Natural Resource Management
               instrumentalities                                       PUBLIC EDUCATION
         •Forest Harvesting contracts                           •Proposed public interpretation centre
                •Timber Millers
       •Industry Associations eg. FIAA
               SK8 PROJECT
          BUSINESS INCUBATOR TENANT AT FORESTECH

PURPOSE:       Skills employment and enterprise development.

BUSINESS:      Design and manufacture and market skateboard
               blanks constructed from native hardwood timber;
               followed by snowboards. ‘Ownership’ to
               participants.

SKILLS:        Generic employment skills
               Design skills
               Research skills
               Enterprise skills
               Hand-tool, machinery operation.

BENEFITS:      Confidence to improved social cohesions
               Opportunity for disadvantaged youth.
               Job creation
               Wealth creation
               Import replacement
               Local value adding.
                                SK8
 DESCRIPTION:
i An enterprise development project based on the manufacture and sale
  of skateboard decks made from Australian hardwood. It is a 4 year
  project Stage 1 (2001) is a 12 month accredited training program based
  at East Gippsland Institute of TAFE Forestech Campus. Stage 2 is a
  transitional phase from a training program to business establishment
  and will occur during 2002. Stage 3 is consolidation and diversification
  of the business and will occur during 2003-2004. Following completion
  of stage 3 GIPPSK8 will be an independent viable small business with at
  least 5 equivalent full time owner operators.

 Presently there are probably only 2 other manufacturers of Australian
 hardwood skateboards.

PROPONENTS:
The project is a partnership between Lakes Entrance
Community Health, the Small Rural Communities Health Project and
East Gippsland Institute of TAFE.
                      SK8
TARGET GROUP:
The project targeted early school leavers and young
people considered at risk. Currently 6 young people
are involved in the project.

OBJECTIVES OF
THE PROJECT:
To create a sustainable (profitable) enterprise owned
by the young people involved.
To develop a new local industry that will assist in
addressing the high unemployment rates among young
people in East Gippsland.
To create a value adding timber industry
To achieve 6% of the national skateboard market.

								
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