Pilot Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) begins - 18th Aug 2010

Richard Wanhill has arrived in Singapore to prepare for the delivery of the pilot courses for the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Higher Certificate in Arboriculture and Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture.

The training of the Arboriculture Higher and Advanced Certificate begins on Monday 23rd August. “This is an exciting time for Thoughtplanters and our Singapore industry partner the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE)” explains Richard. Thoughtplanters and CUGE have been working together for a number of years now. Beginning with tree climbing and chainsaw training.

After running a series of practical training courses in Singapore, Thoughtplanters tendered for and were successful in winning the WSQ curriculum development contract to Develop the Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Arboriculture.

The training beginning on the 23rd August will see all of the “behind the scenes, hard work, done by Mark Roberts and his curriculum development team, come to fruition” says Richard.

Richard will stay in Singapore for about a month, teaching with Andy Neverman. They will then be joined by fellow NZ climber Drew Bristow and will attend the Singapore Tree Climbing Competition.

Richard will then head off to Thailand for a week of training. The Thailand training is the start of another exciting new training programme for Thoughtplanters Southeast Asia development.

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