Currently, WA tradies are warning the industry of a skill shortage during apprenticeships. Highlighted by Perth Now in a recent article, apprentices are hurtling towards and all time low.
Since the dawn of time, parents and their children have rarely been on the same page when it comes to choosing a career path to follow. As recently highlighted in an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald, parents are increasingly hesitant when it comes to encouraging their children to pick up trades. Instead, increasing […]
Big congratulations to Haydon Ashby, of Semaphore South, South Australia, for being awarded Apprentice Bricklayer of the Year 2017 in the HIA-Stratco state annual Apprentice & Trade Contractor Awards, held recently in Adelaide. Haydon is now in his third year, employed by HIA under a Group Training Organisation (GTO) arrangement where his host employer is […]
One of WA’s long history of brick kilns, heritage listed Maylands Brickworks.
Built in 1903 and closed in 2012 due to a slump in demand for bricks, the Cardup brickwork plant has now had a major capital injection by current owners Austral Bricks ($26 million). In 2018 the kiln is again making high quality product for the construction industry with an even broader range than previously available.
Good news for bricklaying apprentices and their employers with the announcement by the Federal Government of financial support to address the real need for mentoring apprentices during the crucial first two years of training. In WA, Skill Hire is offering this program and specific providers have been appointed for other States.
Appearing on the Masonry Contractor Australia (MCA) website this month is a comprehensive guide to everything associated with the use of Scaffolding by brick and blocklayers.