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21 December 2016, by , in Carpentry
This week Aaron Lord talks to St. Kilda star Maverick Weller about his Carpentry course at TIV.     There is drive and dedication, and then there is Maverick Weller.   Every great sports organisation has one. The competitive beast who takes professionalism and determination to the next level. The hot-headed little mongrel dog who...
9 December 2016, by , in Carpentry
TIV’s Group 4 Certificate III in Carpentry celebrated the completion of their theory with an informal gathering at TIV headquarters in Williamstown. The group was acknowledged for not only on their strong work ethic throughout the program but the fact that all currently have paid work in the industry. This group still has a number of practical hours to complete,...
12 October 2016, by , in Building
  Arafat Adams is an intellectual machine. His hunger to learn and passion to build has taken him on a fulfilling journey with the Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV). As if completing the summer Certificate IV in Building and Construction course wasn’t enough, he is now enrolled in the Diploma of Building and Construction program...
Since starting at TIV Aaron Lord has taken his Business Development and professional writing skills to a whole new level. His ability to build strong business relationships and bring interesting people and compelling stories to life has helped TIV grow its profile to a completely new audience of aspiring builders, carpenters and bricklayers. So this...
29 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
‘BRUCE’ ALMIGHTY   The end of the season can’t come quick enough for ten clubs missing out on the AFL Finals Series – except for one. St. Kilda can consider itself desperately unlucky not to be part of the September action, finishing with 12 wins and ninth position on the ladder, missing out on the...
23 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
SAINTS SUPREME IN FORGETTABLE FINAL   St. Kilda has won its first TIV Cup with a hard fought nine-point win over an error riddled Richmond in blustery conditions at the MCG.   In a game that never reached any great heights, St. Kilda controlled the game from the outset and never looked seriously threatened despite...
23 August 2016, by , in Bricklaying
For anyone considering a career in Bricklaying there is no better time to get on board at TIV than right now.   A shortage of qualified Bricklayers across the board and a significantly higher current earning capacity presents a golden opportunity for those interested in a career in the Bricklaying industry.   But don’t just...
17 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
Saint versus Tiger. Man versus Beast. Holy undertones in a battle to the death in the jungle. Aaron Lord previews this Saturday’s epic TIV CUP final between the Tigers and Saints.   What’s the biggest accolade in AFL Football? Premiership? Brownlow Medal? All-Australian selection?   Close, but none of the above. It’s a well-known fact...
11 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
Aaron Lord chats with Conrad Morgan, a high flying corporate executive who’s changed careers to soon become a certified carpenter with TIV’s Building Courses.   From a booming business to a Carpentry classroom, Conrad Morgan didn’t need to make a change. Having created the life most of us only dream of, he is now a...
1 August 2016, by , in Building, Carpentry
TIV Carpentry Training Manager Bill Spencer is one of a kind, and his story more inspirational than most. From extreme highs to unimaginable lows, Spencer’s life is as fulfilling now as it was destructive then. Today, he speaks openly to Aaron Lord about family, TIV, overcoming adversity and finding God. Since I began at TIV...