Source: WorkSafe Queensland

Figures released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in September indicated that the number of apprentices starting and completing their training has declined.

Compared with the previous 12 month period, apprenticeship and traineeship commencements between March 2014 and March 2015 declined by 19.8 per cent.

It is time that we started to encourage young people back into the construction industry, which can prove to be a challenging and rewarding career path.

Young people starting in construction are often nervous, eager to please and inexperienced in the work place, which is why they should complete construction induction training (white card training) before they set foot onto a building site.

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