Apprenticeships slump as Covid bites

Apprenticeship starts slumped during the March quarter continuing a long-term decline as the Covid-119 pandemic affected businesses nationwide, according to new figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Apprentice starts fell 11.0 per cent in the quarter to 49,015, with commencements for the year to March 31 down 7,7 per cent on…

ACS delivers composite hydro-electric turbine blade

Advanced Composite Structures has delivered a composite hydro-electric turbine blade (pictured above, and below) to renewables and hydro power developer, Kinetic NRG. ACS Australia designed and manufactured the cost-effective and light-weight solution, replacing a proposed metallic turbine blade design which could not be manufactured to meet the required dimensional accuracy. The Port Melbourne company developed…