Mar
10
2021

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) PROGRAM – Update

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Program   With the extension of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program recently announced – Further new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to […]

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Feb
02
2021

Farewell  – Connor Musolino

Farewell  – Connor Musolino – (Bricklaying Apprentice – FCTA) 31/3/2001 – 17/1/2021   Gone too soon. It was heartbreaking to find out that Connor Musolino (Bricklaying Apprentice from SA) died in a car accident on 17th January 2021. Losing a loved one, is a devastating experience. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. The entire […]

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Dec
24
2020
Jeff Carr

Carr family dynasty of bricklayers

The Carr family dynasty of bricklayers involving grandsons, nephews, uncles and cousins have been building in Queensland for almost 100 years. The trade has been a staple of the Carr family in Rockhampton for nearly 100 years; Jeff has contributed 51 of those and is finishing this month. ‘I’m the last of the line’ – […]

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Dec
11
2020
the team at abbfl

CITB ‘doorways2construction’ program

  This year’s Doorways2construction (D2C) was held this month in December and several teachers attended the 3-day session. Half the group participated in bricklaying, with the training team from Tonsley-TAFE SA showing teachers how to mix and apply mortar, lay courses of bricks, and build up a corner. The other half participated in solid plastering, […]

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Dec
09
2020
Bricklayers

ABBTF’S COLLABORATION WITH HEADSTART

ABBTF is teaming up with Government initiatives to get positive outcomes for students wishing to enter the construction and building Industry. HEADSTART is one such new Victorian government initiative aimed at offering VCE and VCAL school students in years 10, 11 or 12, additional pathways and opportunities for apprenticeships and traineeships whilst concurrently completing their secondary […]

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