What is the Wylie Trust?
When plumber William Henry Wylie wrote his Last Will and Testament he had in mind the very industry from which he had derived his living.
A $20,000 bequest on the condition that the funds work “for the furtherment of knowledge and advancement of technologies in plumbing” was a legacy that started a tradition and has today seen the development of the Wylie Trust under the patronage of the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia.
Since 1974 the Association has been true to Wylie’s original sentiment; aiming to aid the cultivation and retention of the knowledge and experience within the industry’s existing workforce, in order to inform and educate.
The Wylie Trust has progressed from the original overseas scholarship program to include the Pursuit of Excellence Leadership and Mentoring Program.
This newly program has been developed to enable the ongoing development of plumbers and plumbing businesses. It also allows those actively involved in plumbing an opportunity to give back to the industry.
The Wylie Trust Mission
In future years the Wylie Trust will be an umbrella for the plumbing industry, creating opportunities for training as well as acknowledgment and recognition of skills, passion, commitment and business acumen.
The Wylie Trust will acknowledge and assist plumbers who are keen to turn the dream of running a successful business into a reality by acknowledging their efforts through the Pursuit of Excellence Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Candidates from the Master Plumbers membership who are selected by a panel of trustees will undertake a nationally accredited management course and will be given the opportunity to continue their business educational program through a mentoring program. The successful candidate will support the Association through participation in various committees and events and acting as a spokesperson.