francapelli academy support the Tyro Traineeship Program

For Business

Frank says, within the paradigm of the contemporary business model, the importance of how a business should operate has moved to the all-important ‘bottom line. 


Whether it’s a trade, or a white-collar profession, if it’s a small business or a large corporation, the unrelenting emphasis is on the need to not just make a profit, but to maximise it, at any cost.

Because of this, employers and employees do not see eye-to-eye.

The employee wants more skilled training, whereas the employer wants to make more money, and they want to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible.


As such, the employer is far too busy seeing to the needs of the business profit, instead of concentrating
on the training of staff.

The apprentice and trainee are steadily losing interest. It eventually comes to the point where the employee leaves, leaving the employer wondering what went wrong so suddenly? The truth is, the decision to leave was not sudden, it was a long time pending.

The employer was simply too distracted seeing to the operations of his/her business to see it coming.
I would like to say that I’m not in any way pointing the finger of blame at anyone. The truth of the matter is we are all to blame. We’ve all played a part in the circumstances leading to current situation. The larger question is what are we going to do about it? 

It is for this reason that the Tyro Traineeship Program (TTP) was created. The focus of the TTP is in managing and mentoring of the Business and Trainee in conjunction with appropriate RTO. In a manner of speaking, the TTP is contemporised apprenticeship model. 

The students that become a part of the Tyro Traineeship Program and the existence of the TTP is predicated upon supporting young people to develop a career.

The business: Obviously, the business is one of the primary constituents of the industry. As such, the support of businesses in our program is of critical importance to the overall, and long-term, success of TTP.

The support from Industry bodies: 

At present, we have little to no support from industry bodies. Industry bodies have a large stake in this as well as businesses. It’s in the best interests of these Industry bodies to begin to take some responsibility.