WA Minister gets ‘Hands On’ at ABBTF Try-a-Trade

Minister is Hands OnABBTF WA currently has 80 bricklaying apprenticeship vacancies to fill and is looking for quality young people to start an apprenticeship now. So it was good to see plenty of political interest in bricklaying at the recent WorldSkills Australia and Careers Expo in Perth as we aim to get our message out far and wide.

We captured WA Minister for Education Dr Kim Haynes, MLA when he tried his hand at bricklaying at the ABBTF Try-a-Trade stand at the Perth Convention Centre. The Minister was ably assisted by Andrew Riddiough, an apprentice with APG (part of the ABN Group) who assisted on the stand.

Our stand was close to the WorldSkills bricklaying competition and attracted many people seeking information and an experience in bricklaying.

Ian Fitzgerald from ABBTF said it’s a great way for students to start up a conversation about the trade and to try their hand at bricklaying because they relate well to the apprentices manning the stand. The activity also gave Kristine North, also with ABBTF, the time to spend with parents and teachers explaining whose suited, the benefits and career prospects of the trade.

There has never been a better time to start a career in the construction industry with a job in bricklaying, so give us a call on 1300 30 44 77.


Dean Pearson
ABBTF WA Manager

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