News

Sydney gets a facelift

Sydney students were greeted to a new look Sydney Centre this week. “This is part of a national refresh program across all our Training Centres”, MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe said. “It is important to create great places to learn as well as great experiences and I think we have done that in Sydney”, he said. From the looks of it, the Sydney crew give it the thumbs up!

Avoiding the Zombie Apocalypse

As the end of the world nears, according to the Mayan Calendar conspiracy theorists, one of our TAE40110 groups in Melbourne helped other students prepare for the impending Zombie Apocalypse this week. Fun was had by all, and some important skills learned if the Zombies come looking for brains to eat.

Job Ready Joins the Summit Exhibitors

MRWED would like to welcome Job Ready as our First Exhibitor to the MRWED Learning Leaders Summit. We look forward to spending time with them and the other exhibitors on the 18th and 19th of March 2012. If you would like to be a sponsor of the event visit:  http://www.learningleaderssummit.com/sponsors

Welcome to Brooke

Brooke Siddell joined the Client Services Team this week. We are excited to have Brooke on-board so we can extend upon the MRWED customer experience. Brooke has a background in customer service and looks forward to supporting your training enquiries when next you call. Please help us to make Brooke feel welcome!

A Spooky end to the Month

The MRWED Head Office crew got into the swing of Halloween again this year. Screams were heard, blood was spilled, but no students were harmed the making of this theme day. Well done guys and ghouls!

Welcome Blair Dunn to the Learner Success Team!

Blair Dunn commenced work this week in the Learning Support section at MRWED. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the fields of Education, Human Resources and Community Services.  With a background in personnel development and capacity building, Blair is a perfect fit for our Learner Success Team.  Blair has a passion for delivering timely, high quality support to help people achieve their educational goals. Welcome aboard Blair!

Live is a Beach for Staff PD week!

MRWED are strongly committed to professional development and this week we blocked out time to develop our own team. The entire business was based at Tangalooma Resort at Moreton Island and participated in a range of validation activities, knowledge extension tasks and some great team-building events.

Fact Finding Tour to Mali bares fruit

CEO, Marc Ratcliffe recently visited the Syama Mine in Mali, West Africa to investigate Trainer Training options for Workplace Trainers, Supervisors and Leading Hands on site. As part of the trip he delivered a 2 day workshop for supervisors in French with great success. He will return in January to complete further Trainer Training Workshops.

Bite Size Boot Camp wows them at VELG conference

MRWED had two featured presenters at the recent VELG Annual VET conference held on the Gold Coast. Jason Ash and Marc Ratcliffe teamed up to deliver the “Bite-sized Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp” with great success. In fact the conference organisers said it was one of the highest rated break-out sessions of the event.

Marc a Big Hit at the Bob Pike Conference in Minneapolis

Marc Ratcliffe has returned from delivering two workshops at the annual Bob Pike Group Conference in Minneapolis. The first was a two-day “Workplace Assessment Workshop” customised for the American context and the second was a standing-room only presentation of his popular “26 Proven techniques to engage and enliven training”. The feedback for both workshops was outstanding and we look forward to proving additional US workshops in the near future.