Despite the continuing strong effort of the ABBTF to encourage bricklayers to take on apprentices and the ‘become a bricklayer’ promotions the industry still struggles to see sufficient young people attracted to the trade. Old attitudes still persist about the status of bricklaying despite the skills training, good rewards and mentoring available that provides for some very successful and respected tradespeople entering construction through bricklaying.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age today reported on the skill shortage in the bricklaying trade.
“The federal government has responded by this week putting bricklaying back on to the list of occupations eligible for skilled migration for the first time since 2011.”
> Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/1mFR8rF
Image on right – Brick by brick: Young bricklayer Rhys Linnett. Photo: Eddie Jim
TO LISTEN > 2UE Your Business Day
Listen to the interview with Geoff Noble Chief Executive Officer for ABBTF by Stuart Bocking and go through the demand of over 150 jobs in bricklaying!
> Full interview here below:
TO LISTEN > 2GB Bricklayer Shortage
2GB interviewed John White State Manager for ABBTF NSW on the issue of bricklayer skill shortage.
> Listen to the interview below: