Bateau Bay resident, Mr Luke Stanbury, has become the first person in Australia to complete the newly created trade qualification for the blind manufacturing and installation industry.
Previously the industry had no formal qualifications. Mr Stanbury completed his Certificate Three in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles in July 2017, becoming the first to complete the newly-created certificate at TAFE. Director of Premier Shades, Awnings and Blinds, Ms Sharon Tieman, said she wanted employees to have trade credibility and a secure career path. “We saw a lot of backyard operators creeping into the marketplace with an ad hoc approach to installation, manufacturing and customer service,” she said.
Source: Media release, Aug 2 Sharon Tieman, Premier Shades, Awnings and Blinds