GETTING MULTI-SKILLED WITH HITACHI
MultiSkills Training expand their operations to a new Geelong site
Founder and CEO of MultiSkills Training Lionel Skinner noticed a growing demand for quality registered training organisations (RTO’s) to deliver the skills required to gain a start, or progress in the burgeoning Civil and Building Construction industries. With 35 years’ experience operating a successful commercial bricklaying business in Geelong, Lionel launched MultiSkills Training in 2011 in Werribee, Victoria to service students and clients within the Geelong and Melbourne Metro regions.
Now 8 years on, the company is now a leading RTO and provider of training for new entrants or current workers and businesses wanting to upskill their existing workforce. Their training programs are tailored to the public, industry and corporate clients. “I identified the need for bespoke quality training which meets the needs of the individual, our clients, and the industry”, stated Lionel. MultiSkills is committed to providing clients with superior training. All trainers and assessors are experts in the civil and building construction fields, training over 4000 students per year.
Recently expanding their operations to an additional facility in Geelong, the team required a fleet of reliable excavators to assist in training and assessment as well as the conduct civil construction excavator operations unit of competency. The company are establishing themselves in the Geelong region to give local students and businesses the opportunity for learning, development and gaining valuable transferable skills for careers ranging from domestic property development up to working on Victoria’s Major projects such as West Gate Tunnel Project and Metro Tunnel Project.
MultiSkills recently accepted delivery of four brand new Hitachi ZX33U-5 mini excavators bringing their current total number of Hitachi machines to 12 including 8 x ZX38U-5 excavators. Lionel and the team at MultiSkills value reliability as their machines are being used constantly for training and assessment. “The machines are performing very well, we have had no major problems. We have a current combined total of around 30,000 operating hours across our machines.” He also states good re-sale value and easy access to parts as major influences towards his decision to purchase Hitachi excavators.
Additionally MultiSkills Training has found HCA and sales representative Shane Hickson to be accommodating and supportive at all stages of the machine purchasing process. “We have always found Hitachi Australia excellent to deal with, prompt to respond to any queries or quotations and delivery of machines, associated equipment and parts has always been on time as promised” said Lionel.