Clipsal boosts Victorian sparkies’ mental health and upskilling amid lockdown
A series of support initiatives for Victorian tradespeople has been launched by Clipsal amid the extended state-wide lockdown.
The series began in late-August and will conclude by the end of October 2020. Over 500 Victorian electricians have benefited directly from the series to date.
Ranging from workplace mental health management to professional training, the initiatives aim to support electricians through this challenging time and pave the way for a robust recovery for the broader industry.
“As a witness to the vital role electricians play in making our cities bright and our lives switched on, the team at Clipsal are committed to supporting our partners during this challenging period,” says Schneider Electric – Clipsal Australia vice president Chris Kerr.
“We empathise deeply with the Victorian community who are bearing the brunt of this second wave of COVID-19. We believe material assistance in the way of upskilling and maintaining good mental health can foster a speedy rebound for the industry as soon as the restrictions are eased.”
The series features two initiatives: Club Clipsal Assure program and C-Bus training for home automation systems.
Club Clipsal Assure Program
Available to all Club Clipsal members, the program commenced in late August 2020 and provides electricians with guidance on maintaining good mental health, as well as access to counselling sessions and other coaching.
C-Bus Training Program
Open to enrolment from mid-September, the program is a self-paced course designed to equip electricians with the theoretical knowledge of C-Bus products and deepen their understanding of commercial and residential automation. The course covers different types of hardware, practical solutions and programming.
Course participants will complete a sequence of six e-Learning modules, and access to Clipsal’s Learning Platform has been made available free of charge for the first four weeks. To date, Clipsal has provided over $300,000 worth of free training, with more than 500 electricians taking part in the program.
Discover more at clipsal.com.