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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING IN ROMANIA

Apr 06, 2015Posted by ABA Admin

 
ABA Event Romainia

During March, ABA International skills experts in association with the University of Transylvania hosted a training event mainly outdoors in the beautiful mountains of Romania which included a visit to the famous Bran Castle during the week. Demonstrations and live assessments provided the international instructors present an opportunity to familiarise with the minimum ABA standards for chainsaw operators. Many instructors undertook the assessment for the European Chainsaw Certificate ECC/ICC Level 1 and successful candidates were provided with instructional techniques training in Level 2. The next international skills instructor training event will take place in Czech Republic in June 2015 and will focus on technical skills required for both chainsaw operators and arborists.

1st UK FEMALE ARBORIST REGISTERED

Mar 08, 2015Posted by ABA Admin

 
Raegan McKay

In April 2014, the ABA International skills register (e-Passport) recorded its 1st successful UK female chainsaw operator-Raegan McKay. Raegan received her e-Passport (ID no. UK0000001) following completion & validation of her basic felling techniques assessments, undertaken in the UK. In addition to her UK qualification she currently holds the European/International Chainsaw Certificates Level 1&2.

Now ABA International has a new addition to the arborist section of the rapidly expanding skills register namely Esther Sands from the UK (ID no. UK0000030). Esther has proudly become the 1st female arborist in the UK to be assessed to the new European/International standards for arborists. In addition to holding the European/International Chainsaw Certificates Level 1&2, Esther also now holds the pioneering new European/International Arborist Certificates Level 1&2 which include tree climbing, pruning & aerial rescue techniques and tree climbing & aerial chainsaw techniques. Many more assessments in the new European/International vocational standards for arborists will be undertaken by ABA International partners throughout Europe during 2015.

Esther Sands

Esther pictured right commented I think the international ID system is a great idea as it means arborists can easily show employers/ customers / contractors their qualifications electronically without having to use a paper system which can easily be lost. It is also good for employers to be able to quickly look an arborist up online. It's great to see the industry developing and moving forward with a lot of hard work from ABA, and the digital ID system is a great way of showing that the arboricultural world is continuing to develop.

NEW EUROPEAN SKILLS PROJECT

Jan 19, 2015Posted by ABA Admin

 
Cave 2015

During December 2014, ABA International members supported & participated in a new European skills training and safety initiative with a large group of partners from around Europe. The VET-SAFETY project was officially launched in Czech Republic following an earlier preliminary meeting held in Denmark. The project is funded by the European Union as part of the Erasmus + programme and is aimed at the vocational education & training sector. ABA International will continue to promote & support this exciting new initiative as it develops over the next few years. Common key objectives include:

  • Improving safety & skills training standards relating to working at height activities in Agriculture, Forestry & the Environment
  • Development of new resources to support skills training instructors & assessors
  • Development of an International health & safety data warehouse
  • Harmonisation & implementation of new European skills certification standards

Around 25 skills instructors from various countries attended the 1st project training event hosted by the University of Mendel in Brno and made early progress towards achieving the objectives. The next instructor training & certification event will be held in Romania during March. Further information can be obtained via the Secretariat.

GA 2014 - Denmark

Oct 13, 2014Posted by ABA Admin

 
GA Denmark photo
GA Denmark

The ABA International 2014 annual General Assembly recently hosted by Skovskolen of the University of Copenhagen proved to be another very successful & productive event. The meeting was attended by VET organisations & over 35 representatives from 15 different countries. Following elections the ISAC body has now been expanded to include new and experienced members from Sweden, Italy, Spain, Slovakia & Romania. Other achievements in brief include:

  • Agreement on European/International Chainsaw Certification standards
  • Agreement on European/International Lifting Equipment standards
  • Completion of new European/International Arborist standards
  • Organisation of free VET Skills Instructors courses (contact the Secretariat for more info)
  • Successful observation & review of Danish Chainsaw Examinations & Procedures in practice
  • New developments with the International Digital Skills Register & ID Card
  • Development of new VET Member Web-based Resources & E-learning materials
  • Update on ABA participation in new Research Innovations currently under development

ABA International continues to develop and all VET organisations & interested individuals are welcome to participate. Further information & support can be obtained from the Secretariat.

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20/11/2017 21/11/2017 skills event training Mendel University Czech Republic secretariat@aba-skills.com
13/11/2017 17/11/2017 skills event training ABA UK secretariat@aba-skills.com
10/11/2017 10/11/2017 aba workshop training Fito-Consult Italy secretariat@aba-skills.com
28/10/2017 29/10/2017 skills event training ABA Czech Republic secretariat@aba-skills.com
03/10/2017 05/10/2017 Skills Event Training Fito-Consult/ABA International ITALY secretariat@aba-skills.com
23/09/2017 24/09/2017 skills event training ABA Czech Republic secretariat@aba-skills.com
28/08/2017 01/09/2017 skills event training CHINA secretariat@aba-skills.com
10/08/2017 12/08/2017 Baltic Tree Climbing TRAINING Arborest ESTONIA secretariat@aba-skills.com
03/08/2017 04/08/2017 GA GA ABA INTERNATIONAL HUNGARY secretariat@aba-skills.com
26/06/2017 30/06/2023 ASSESSOR EVENT TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL CZECH REPUBLIC secretariat@aba-skills.com
24/05/2017 26/05/2017 International Carvers Symposium Training Rohoznic SLOVAKIA secretariat@aba-skills.com
23/05/2017 26/05/2017 ABA CERTIFICATION TRAINING SGLS SLOVENIA secretariat@aba-skills.com
27/03/2017 31/03/2017 ASSESSOR EVENT TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL ROMANIA secretariat@aba-skills.com
02/03/2017 03/03/2017 Skills training Training MMC CYPRUS secretariat@aba-skills.com
21/11/2016 25/11/2016 ASSESSOR EVENT TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL ITALY secretariat@aba-skills.com
06/09/2016 07/09/2016 Innovations in Professional Practice within Forestry & Arbor CONFERENCE ABA & MENDELU BRNO, CZ secretariat@aba-skills.com http://aba.mendelu.cz/
06/09/2016 08/09/2016 GA & Management event MEETING ABA INTERNATIONAL BRNO, CZ secretariat@aba-skills.com
20/06/2016 24/06/2016 ASSESSOR EVENT TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL AUNING, DK secretariat@aba-skills.com
04/04/2016 08/04/2016 ASSESSOR EVENT TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL BRASOV, RO secretariat@aba-skills.com
30/11/2015 04/12/2015 ASSESSOR EVENT TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL LONDON, UK secretariat@aba-skills.com
28/09/2015 30/09/2015 ABA GA Management event ABA INTERNATIONAL Wien, Austria secretariat@aba-skills.com
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23/03/2015 27/03/2015 International 'Train the trainer' TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL Romania secretariat@aba-skills.com
15/12/2014 19/12/2014 International 'Train the trainer' TRAINING ABA INTERNATIONAL Czech Republic secretariat@aba-skills.com
09/09/2014 11/09/2014 2nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY 9-11 Sep 2014 MEETING ABA INTERNATIONAL University of Copenhagan, Denmark secretariat@aba-skills.com
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