Monthly Archives: May 2015


How Far Would You Go For An Apprenticeship?

Back in late September 2014 ABBTF Queensland ran another successful bricklaying work ready course in the Toowoomba region for the local bricklayers seeking a suitable apprentice.

Before the program began we had an enquiry from a young guy living in Longreach. When I spoke with him regarding the location of the course and the area where the opportunities were he said “I’ll be there”.

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Pre-WorldSkills Regional Competition Training in WA

With the 2015 WA Regional WorldSkills competitions not far away, training providers, employers and apprentices are coming together to up-skill for this major event.

One of the most recent pre-competition “try outs” occurred at South West Institute of Technology (Bunbury) last week. Keenly supported by Dale Alcock South West, five of their apprentices matched up to undertake the project of which all completed to a fair degree of competency.

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University Can Create Unrealistic Expectations

Many young people aspire to a rewarding career through a degree at University. Even some apprentices and more so their parents often think the University pathway provides a better outcome for a future career. If you are a tradie or working your way through an apprenticeship you might think life can be tough but the University alternative can be as tough, if not more so.

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