ASX Company News: Site Group To Provide Training To Monark Foundation

January 13th, 2012Jeff

The Directors of Site Group International (SIT) are pleased to announce the execution of a training agreement with Monark Foundation Institute (MFI), part of the Monark Group. The agreement with Monark Group, the official suppliers of Caterpillar equipment in the Philippines, will greatly enhance the heavy diesel training capability of Site for their clients. The training agreement provides that Monark will supply Caterpillar diagnostic equipment and heavy machinery for use by Site in the provision of accredited training. In return Site will renovate several buildings for use by Monark. Monark and Site will jointly commission a pilot marketing program to test market demand for these training facilities.

The Training Agreement details services and investment which will form part of the agreement between Site and MFI for the provision of Heavy Diesel skills training. Site Group International:  30,000m2 expandable area for use –  6-8 bay undercover workshop area; Workshop hard stand area – Expandable hard stand area for rental equipment; Five fully renovated buildings that can be utilised for specialised component; Trainee accommodation, meals and repair, diagnostic, training and/or facility use; Training project management; Training personnel available for training, live diagnostic Marketing and workforce planning testing and operator training; Separate entrances for rental and training equipment.

Commenting on the agreement, Site Group Chairman Vernon Wills said: “This training agreement signed with Monark significantly enhances the capability of Site to deliver offshore training for skilled individuals on behalf of clients.” “Our objective is to ensure industries in Australia and Asia have the capacity to train sufficient numbers of trade specialists, required for a growing number of resource projects, where necessary skilled labour is desperately needed.” “This partnership is a milestone move by Monark and Site to provide heavy equipment users with a continual supply of skilled trades technicians in line with their long term workforce planning requirements.”

Monark Equipment Corporation is the Caterpillar dealer for the Philippines, principally involved in Sales and Repair of Caterpillar Equipment and is located throughout the Philippines The Monark Foundation Institute is a non-profit organisation that serves as the training arm of the dealership which trains selected candidates in the servicing and repair of CAT equipment. Monark Foundation also trains in technical, behavioural, and operator usage.

Site Group International (SIT) delivers employee tailored, non-accredited and Australian accredited vocational education and training with workforce planning solutions. Vocational training is delivered through dedicated facilities in the Philippines (Clark Education City) and in Adelaide (Site Academy). Workforce planning solutions are delivered by Site WorkReady – the recruitment

leg of the Site Group of companies. Site up-skills and trains industry experienced candidates in the Mining & processing, oil & gas, construction, camp services, hospitality and logistic sectors before placing them with the appropriate employer groups. Qualification delivered include welding and boiler makers, heavy diesel fitters, auto-mechanical and air conditioning split-systems technicians aged care and caretakers, commercial cookery, sou and patisserie chefs, front of house service givers and back of house maintenance staff.

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