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Students Gain Invaluable Skills in Construction Course

Posted in Apprenticeships Civil Construction General SBAT Schools

Throughout Term 4, a group of Year 10 students participated in a civil construction taster course, giving them an introduction into life in the workforce.

Students from Airds High School, Ashcroft High School, Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, Liverpool Boys High School and Thomas Reddall High School spent two days per week, over a five week period, learning about construction at TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields.


Students receiving their certificates during the final week of the course. They are pictured with Emma Taylor, My Gateway’s School Based Coordinator. Photo: My Gateway.

The course was aimed at Year 10 students who have an interest in taking on a school based apprenticeship in the construction industry. The students completed four accredited units specific to construction, giving them a head-start as they move into the next phase of their lives.

TAFE NSW teachers, Christian White and Steven Denholm, said courses like this are invaluable to young people wanting careers in a trade.

“Courses like this are important to provide direction for young people, and show students the alternative pathways that one can take as they start their careers.”

Many of the students are now undertaking work experience at some of My Gateway’s host businesses, while some are pursuing job offers to begin their apprenticeships. We wish each of the students luck as they start their trade careers!

We would like to thank the following for supporting this course: TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields, Airds High School, Ashcroft High School, Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, Liverpool Boys High School and Thomas Reddall High School.

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