Let’s face it remote NT communities are tough; very tough on everything! People who live in remote areas in the Northern Territory have similar needs to those in urban areas but there are a lot more challenges. Power blackouts can be common and the water supply can be sporadic. The environmental conditions, the limited resources and isolation bring a range of specific challenges.
Dust, moisture and humidity contribute to significant wear and tear to equipment and structures. Excess rain and saltwater spray can lead to early rust on metal components, and strong ultraviolet light can lead to deterioration. It can be difficult to source equipment locally and to access maintenance and repair services or skilled people. There are also increased costs and delays associated with transporting equipment and resources from long distances.
Communities are creative and they often find solutions to meet their particular challenges. Having local people trained in the skills you need not only increases the employability of people, it breeds community self-sufficiency. That is why welding is an important skill and sought after on remote communities. It makes sense to learn this relatively basic but incredibly valuable skill that will assist you to maintain your community. With a welding course under your belt you will be in high demand! Learn welding with a good, accredited trainer who shows you the right tips, in a safe and innovative manner with the right tools for the job. You are doing something for yourself and for your community. See Train Safe NT Welding Course here.