FROM THE HEAD OF CAREERS AND SENIOR STUDIES, KATH KNOWLES
On Tuesday, May 15, all Year 12 Construction students attended a presentation by The Master Builders Association. Students received valuable information about career choices, career pathways to University and trades available to them to choose from in the Building and Construction industry.
Some of the occupations available through the Master Builders Association are Carpenter; Bricklayer; Shopfitter; Joiner; Cabinet Maker; Glazier and Tiler. They also opportunities to train as apprentices in Formwork; Stonemasonry; Fire Protection; Lift mechanic; Water-proofer. Pathways to University are possible for careers as Project Managers; Estimators; Construction Managers: Builders (Residential); Safety Officers and Architects.
The presenter, Mr Steve Magner, the Industry Careers Co-ordinator from MBA, who has over twenty years of experience in the industry, identified what a potential employer is looking for in an apprentice. He told the students that an apprentice needed to be reliable, punctual, hard working and someone able to follow instructions and show initiative.
The Year 12 Construction students found the presentation very informative and had all their questions answered.