In the late 90’s and early into the turn of the century Vince Monsigneur found himself frustrated by the lack of flexibility and availability of quality training on gas equipment/appliances and installations in the gas sector. It was his dream to create and establish a training company that met the needs of industry and government to provide quality education to the trades and professionals working in the gas sector. It was also apparent that current educational institutions curriculums and resources were in some instances not up to date with local and international legislative and technological advancements due to funding and resource shortages. This had an impact on the safety of the general community.
From its small beginnings Gastrain has grown significantly in size. This has come through a continued focus on providing the highest standards and quality in teaching and training. Gastrain now employs over 10 gas training specialists Australia-wide. These training specialists are continually updating their qualifications and knowledge. Gas is a highly dangerous Hydro-carbon and anyone involved with its use needs to be aware of its danger and the requirements needed to handle it safely.
Due to the global requirement for cleaner emissions the gas sector internationally has grown and consequently the demand has increased for highly skilled trades. Greater access to quality education in this sector is therefore paramount, so the need to further develop staff and introduce new staff with the right skill sets is critical to the business model. The benefits to industry and government to have highly educated trainers and consultants will help maintain a high level of safety in the expanding gas sector.