ABBTF and Polytechnic West (PWT) have again partnered to introduce bricklaying as a career, this time through the Construction Pathway Program conducted through Polytechnic West.
The project involved secondary school students from Darling Range Senior High School who last week completed a community project at Castledare Miniature Railway (a non-profit organisation). It encompassed bricklaying, paving and general site works. The training was quite extensive and therefore was conducted for two days a week, over three weeks.
Thanks to Stan Bowie from PTW Thornlie, who provided the training and the guidance to enable the boys to ensure its completion on time.
Kate Sorenson the VET coordinator at Darling Range (Forrestfield) Sports College, kindly drove the boys by bus to the Castledare Railway every day. She was also was active in laying the odd brick or two – many thanks Kate.
As pictured, the boys were rewarded for their efforts with a sausage sizzle provided by ABBTF and they couldn’t leave without a train ride of course!
Ian Fitzgerald our ABBTF placement officer and local bricklayer employer, Greg James were also on hand on the last day to assist in placing the students into apprenticeships and further work experience opportunities.
This is the second project that has been successfully completed with the assistance of Polytechnic West and the ABBTF at this venue.
Castledare Miniature Railway is situated in the idyllic surroundings of the Canning Regional Park in Wilson. It is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month.
ABBTF WA Manager