Sevaan Group has launched the Sevaan Academy, the training and educational arm of the Group. The Academy provides a structured framework that allows the company’s staff to attain the skills and knowledge to best fulfil their various roles including in business management, operation of the machine centres and development of processes within the Australian, end-to-end metal fabrication business.
The Academy was conceived by one of the founders of Sevaan Group, Artemis Tzakos, based upon her genuine interest in the welfare and development of the company’s staff.
“The Academy will let our staff attain the necessary know-how to improve and consolidate their existing skills as well as learn new ones. This will help them stay abreast of new technology and embrace future manufacturing developments,” explained Artemis Tzakos, Co-Founder, Sevaan Group.
Sevaan Academy participants learning how to operate and configure local settings for the press brake in the Press Brake Machine Centre.
The Academy is based at the current company location in Minto, NSW. Sevaan Academy will deliver a cloud-based training program that is embedded within the company’s new Human Resources platform. Employees participating can access the program via their digital devices.
Initially, the program will consist of a series of micro-courses that are based around the machining centres and manufacturing processes found within Sevaan’s manufacturing operation. These include sheet metal cutting, punching, bending, welding as well as precision machining, metal finishing and full component assembly.
Participants will be guided in their hands-on learning by dedicated and experienced supervisors and operators. In addition, employees will be able to embrace tailored, online educational materials, and formal, external educational resources. All participation and achievement will be recorded against each employees’ profile.
On completion of a micro-course, participants will be awarded a micro-credential before choosing to cycle through to the next course.
“It’s an innovative program that combines virtual learning with interactive, expert, hands-on training so that participants can continuously grow and stay relevant in a fast-changing world,” says Artemis.
Access to the Academy is currently available to Sevaan’s existing and new staff, including apprentices. In the future, the Academy may also provide training to external participants and serve as a model for training and development within the industry.