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What is the Master Program?

The Master Program provides participants with a complete journey of business support and improvement via 36 activities over a three-year period (one activity per month).  Participants will be proactively supported through the program by an MEA Facilitator and supplied with business tools and reviews to help you run a safe, profitable and sustainable business.


Who is eligible to join?

The program is open to all electrical contractors including current Master Electricians.


Does the Master Program include a safety system?

Yes, all participants will be enrolled into ME Safety Pro – free of charge.  ME Safety Pro access within the Master Program provides unlimited licences for Managers, Workers and Office/Admin personnel; plus other important benefits including 50% off Management Liability Insurance through Comsure Insurance Brokers.  For more information on ME Safety Pro inclusions and benefits, please visit ME Safety here.


Will my Facilitator understand my business?

Our Facilitators are electricians by trade, with extensive industry experience. They understand your mindset and challenges and have been trained to facilitate your journey.


How much does the Master Program cost?

For more information on program costs, please refer to our pricing guide here.


How does the Program work?

There are 36 key activities within the program, one activity per month. Your Facilitator will assist you with each activity and you’ll receive prior advice on what’s coming up next month, so you have time to prepare.

We understand you are busy running your business, that’s why we space the activities out and provide the support necessary for you to learn and master each activity. The program is focussed on delivering value to your business.

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Do I progress to a Silver then Gold Master Electrician if I join the Master Program?

Yes! Your dedicated MEA Facilitator will assess your progress in year two.  If you have successfully completed all year-one program steps and are complying with the Safety requirements mandated in the program, you’ll be upgraded to become a Silver Master Electrician.  Upon completion of the entire three-year program, your MEA Facilitator will conduct a final assessment of your progress and compliance to Safety requirements, and you will upgrade to Gold Master Electrician if you have met all requirements of the Master Program.


Is the Master Program the same as the Industry Recognition Program?

No. The Industry Recognition Program recognises your commitment to safety (system, processes and procedures) and tenure, and the Master Program is a holistic business support program providing quality tools to lift and protect your business. Upon completion of the program, you will become a Gold Master Electrician.


Who are the program partners?

We’ve partnered with the following industry specialists who are experts in their field. Each partner will work directly with you to review and provide recommendations, specific to your business.  This is all included in the program, no additional cost:


What is TheCUBE business tool and how does it work?

TheCUBE is a digital tool that can provide enormous business support.  Your MEA Facilitator will assist you with set-up. You’ll have support to set your business and personal objectives and short, medium and long-term goals. Your ME Facilitator will contact you regularly to introduce the various ways the platform can add value, you’ll have the know-how to analyse your business and conduct ‘what if’ scenario testing. You’ll be able to deep dive into your P&L and develop action plans.


Can I skip any activities in the Master Program?

As a ‘general rule’ – no, however we will work with you when major events occur e.g. annual leave or sickness etc.  All activities within the Master Program have been carefully designed to provide participants with the knowledge, tools and skills to build and grow a safe, profitable and sustainable business. If you feel that some activities may not apply to your business, please discuss this with your MEA Facilitator.


What happens when I complete the Master Program?

Upon completion of the Master Program, you’ll automatically transition to the Advantage Program – a business maintenance program that provides six key activity touchpoints per year designed to help ensure your business remains compliant and an industry leader of best practice.  The Advantage Program includes an annual assessment and benchmarking tool.  We want to continue working with you to maintain high quality systems to protect you, your business, your customers and the Master Electrician brand.

 

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