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Business of the Month

March 2021: SWQ Training

March 2021: SWQ Training

by Gemma Nichols

Welcome back legends! Back to announcing our highly anticipated Business of the Month for March 2021...SWQ Training. SWQ are starting their conversations in training rooms around Queensland as they look funky in their TradeMutt shirts, teaching high risk civil safety courses. They hope that wearing these shirts in training is not only eye catching for their business but also helping to promote their favourite cause, This Is A Conversation Starter.

Business: SWQ Training
Employees: 10+
Location: Toowoomba, QLD

SWQ Training Pty Ltd started small in Western Queensland and has now grown to become an industry leader in civil, high risk, safety, and plant training across the State. Now based in Toowoomba and Roma Queensland, SWQ provides flexible training options to support and service a wide range of businesses, employers, and individuals.

Our mission as a company is to provide quality training and to promote confident and competent people. To us this mission means more than simply producing students with qualifications, it also means ensuring everyone who leave’s our building at the end of day, students and team members alike, leave feeling confident in themselves and their abilities. If you have ever had anything to do with SWQ Training, you will know that our team and work mates are also our family. To us staff culture and mental health is so vitally important and is one of the reasons we can carry out high quality training throughout Queensland, in a constantly evolving industry.

We are the guys who train the tradies. From civil construction, safety, high risk and much more, our team of awesome trainers and administrative staff are surrounded by students from all walks of life every day. These students are vitally important to our business in more ways than one and are the reason why we do what we do. When we wear our funky TradeMutt shirts, we like to think that we are spreading the word on the importance of mental health and supporting change from the beginning of a tradies career.  

We first learned about TradeMutt shirts when one of our trainers, Patto, came on board a couple of years ago and brought with him the most fabulous high vis work wear that we had ever seen.

Like many others when you come face to face with prestigious fashion, we wanted to know what these shirts were all about and how to get our own. After some research, and more than a little appreciation for the concept, we decided to make the TradeMutt shirts our Friday Shirts. And in turn support a great cause, that so closely links to our company mission and acts as a giant high vis lightbulb that reminds us and our students to start conversations.

For us here at SWQ these shirts are a constant reminder of the importance to ask our teammates if they are ok. And in turn it promotes comfortable and normal conversations when the answer to that question is not always a positive one. Life happens, bad days happen, stuff goes wrong but when you are supported by those you work with, or even just a trainer in that short course you are completing, the weight of these eventualities can be shared. And sometimes a simple conversation, or a friendly smile becomes the difference between becoming a statistic and having the confidence to keep going.

What better place to learn how to start a conversation than in a training room. Here at SWQ Training we wear our TradeMutt shirts with pride and hope our wow factor as the best dressed team of trainers and admins will promote our favourite cause! This Is A Conversation Starter!

TradeMutt Shirt you say? We reckon get on it!


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