Polytechnic West

A Well-Deserved, Outstanding Apprentice: Nicholas Coci

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!


Polytechnic West and ABBTF Partner in Pathway Program

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.


A pre-apprenticeship bricklaying course is an opportunity to ‘try before you buy’

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.


Interested in trying Bricklaying? Then please contact us on 1300 66 44 96