This weekend the Perth Convention Centre hosted the 2015 Exhibit Careers Expo.
More than 10,000 students, parents and the general public visited the venue to get careers and training advice from industry experts such as the ABBTF.
This year ABBTF expanded our presence to incorporate a WorldSkills Australia demonstration, in the form of a VETis project. Read more >>
Much has been written about 18 year old ABN Bricklaying apprentice Nicholas Coci’s accomplishments in 2014.
Some of these outstanding results include his impressive performance at the WorldSkills Australia national bricklaying competition this year where he was placed third and won the ABBTF “Gun Trowel” trophy, plus winning the WA ABBTF best direct indenture bricklaying apprentice and Best MBA and ABN overall apprentice for 2014 – to name but a few successes! Read more >>
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. Read more >>
What a fantastic event the International WorldSkills is. Bricklaying’s WorldSkills international contender was 18 year old Alan Ramsden of WA. Read more >>
If you’ve lost interest in school or just can’t seem to achieve for some reason and are considering leaving school, you might want to consider pre-apprenticeship training. It’s a way to try out the trades for a time, before you make a full commitment to an apprenticeship.
Yes it comes at a cost, but with the incentives that are often provided, depending on your age, the State Government benefits and the organisation offering the pre-apprenticeship, it is good value. Read more >>