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Date PostedNovember 19, 2016

Budding Apprentices Getting Hands-on Training


Potential apprentices from 9 schools around Brisbane are working on one of the biggest redevelopment projects in the city.

The program is being hosted by Lendlease in partnership with Constructions Skills Queensland and Worldskills and involves more than 200 high school students.

The construction industry has become popular among young people with the demand for apprentices in the industry increasing 54 per cent in the past decade.

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  1. It fulfils a mandatory federal requirement for anyone working on a construction site.
  2. It teaches workers how to work safely on a construction site – one of the most high risk work sites.
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Find out more at http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/property/students-try-construction-trade-on-29-billion-residential-project/news-story/34e996edfe95741bcf8fc8da0a795342

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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