CIGWELD has been part of a number of charitable events for worthy causes, and has a healthy budget allocated for this purpose. Here are some great cases we have proudly been part of…
2013/2014 WORLDSKILLS AUSTRALIA REGIONAL COMPETITION
CIGWELD proudly sponsoring the 2014 WORLDSKILLS AUSTRALIA REGIONAL COMPETITION. Last year’s competition brought together a group of young apprentices as they competed for a place in TEAM TASMANIA. The winners of all categories will be working with WorldSkills to prepare them for the WorldSkills Australia National Competition which will be held in Perth. It is the contribution of organisation such as CIGWELD that helps to ensure the ongoing success of WorldSkills competitions in Tasmania.
The 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Competition will be held at Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre between the 18th and 20th of September. The three day event will showcase the skills of 500 of Australia’s best trainees, apprentices and students competing for the prestigious title of ‘Nation’s Best’ in over 50 skill and trade areas ranging from the traditional trades such as plumbing, bricklaying and hairdressing to the more contemporary professions of web design and fashion technology.
Medallists from the National Competition, if eligible, may then be given the opportunity to represent their country as a Team Australia Skillaroo on the world stage at the 43rd WorldSkills International Competition to be held in São Paulo, Brazil in 2015.
The National Competition will also feature 30 interactive Try’aSkill programs and demonstrations, where visitors can try their hand at various skill and trade areas including Hairdressing, Carpentry, Bricklaying and many more.
Visitors will also be provided with the opportunity to explore hundreds of career options at the Skills West Expo held in conjunction with the National Competition.
What is Worldskills?
WorldSkills Australia was established in 1981 as a National Organisation responsible for the development and nuturing our our young Australian talent. The aim is build on the confidence our our young Australians so that they can excel in their trade or skill. There are competitions held on a regional, national and international level. All three levels of competition run biennially.
What is CIGWELD’s involvement with the program?
CIGWELD was an initial founder of Worldskills some years ago and will continue to support this important program which assists with the development and education of our younger up and coming welding professionals, enhancing both their skills and experience. CIGWELD does more than donate funds and equipment to Worldskills as a Major Sponsor we also ensure our staff are involved nationally and when required devote time to judging competitions.
The exposure we get from being involved with such an important competition is immeasurable, as it is really about establishing a relationship and loyalty with our young, talented future professionals. The main aim is to have presence at the events, and we believe that through our sponsorship we are able to establish significant brand awareness, and as a result be instrumental in the growth and development at a grass roots level.
See the 2013 Welding Category Winner: Lachlan Mayled
See the 2013 Construction Steel Work Winner: Kurt Maier
RMIT ELECTRIC RACING – MELBOURNE
CIGWELD has partnered up with RMIT Electric Racing to produce industry-ready graduates through sponsorship of CIGWELD welding products. RMIT Electric Racing is a team of 60 university students who design, build, assemble, test and race an open-wheeled electric race car. Being FSAE E-division champions in Australia in 2010, 2011 and 2013; a partnership with CIGWELD allows the team to achieve its goal of competing at international FSAE competitions in 2015-2016.
By choosing CIGWELD, the team is able to meets all its welding and cutting needs in-house. Through welding products, the team aims to manufacture its Spaceframe body, pedals, suspension amongst other components. Through such a noble partnership, CIGWELD supports the team’s efforts to develop high-calibre sustainable electric vehicles – supporting grassroots of motorsports and hands-on learning.
THE TREE PROJECT
CIGWELD is very proud to be helping out with the “The Tree Project” currently near the end of completion in Victorias’ rural North East. Located in Strathewen, a 10 metre high, solid iron Gumtree stands tall in commemoration of the loved ones who were lost in the tragic Black Saturday fires.
Over a tough 5 years, this magnificent structure came to life with the assistance of only volunteers. Persistence prevailed when on February 14 this year, the 3 tonne tree was erected for all to admire.
CIGWELD became involved in this project through our welding products, which were used to weld each and every one of over 3000 leaves onto the giant structure. Tireless days and nights went into this inspiring structure, and here at CIGWELD we are very glad our trusted welders got the job done. http://www.treeproject.abavic.org.au/news.html
NORTH COAST TAFE
“On behalf of Engineering Services Taree TAFE, I extend sincere thanks to CIGWELD for the donation of a welding kit for our graduation ceremony late last year. The successful evening was an acknowledgement of the commitment of our apprentices to their academic and work endeavours. This annual event is an important recognition of their efforts and your support is very much appreciated.”
Lesley Wade, Clerical Support, North Coast TAFE – TAREE, NSW, 2014
CIGWELD SPONSORED V8 DRIVER MATT NOLAN
CIGWELD Congratulates V8 Ute Driver Matthew Nolan for his great race from Sydney’s Olympic Park at Homebush in 2013. Great results for his team and great awareness for Pink Ribbon and Keep A Breast cancer foundations. Surely you will be seeing a lot more of Matt in the races to come…
CIT FLYSHWICK TRAINING FACILITY
Another thank you, this one is from the CIT Flyshwick Training Facility
ST. JUDES, TANZANIA
One of our most recent sponsorship was to St Judes in Tanzania. We are proud to help a small community by our donation.
PAST SPONSORSHIPS AND DONATIONS:
- Box Hill Institute
- WorldSkills Australia
- Goulburn Ovens Tafe
- V8 Utes Australia/Blackwoods Burn it Up Promo
- Brian Tanti
- Aaron McGill
- Xstrata Young Guns
- Balmain Football Club
- North Ryde Junior Rugby Leage
- Charles Darwin University- Trades Industry Awards
- Illawara TAFE prizes
- NZ Tafe
- Granville TAFE AWI Trade Night
- SA TAFE Elizabeth- Try a Trade
- ATEL TAFE
- Miller Tafe Award Night
- TAFE VIC Nat Conference
- Taree Tafe Award of Excellence
- WorldSkills Whyalla
- Chullora TAFE Apprentive of the year
- Warrandyte Fire Brigade
- Fred Hollows Foundation
- Bush fires
- Preston Primary School
- James Corbett
- The School of St Jude
CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION: