The UEEA Training Council had the pleasure of attending the graduation of four trainees who participated in the Water Corporation’s first School Based Traineeship program.
The nature of the water sector has, to date, meant that a job seeker cannot undertake water industry specific qualifications without first obtaining employment. Whilst this initiative still involves employment, it introduces potential workers while they are still at school.
Driven by Collene Castle at the Water Corporation, this program was a significant effort involving Clontarf, Sevenoaks School, SMYL, South Metropolitan TAFE, the Perth Regional Alliance (PRA) and the Aroona Alliance.
Under Collene’s direction, this program was targeted at the selection of Aboriginal school students. Trainees were exposed to many aspects of work in the water sector and completed the entry level Certificate II, giving them broad skills in catchment management and water networks.
The program has been a success with interest to repeat the process in 2017 in the metropolitan area as well as explore the implementation of the SBT in the South West.
The UEEA congratulates all involved and the trainees who were awarded certificates by Sue Murphy, CEO Water Corporation on Monday 31 October.
[Media release taken from the UEEA website with permission]
Image: Sue Murphy, CEO of Water Corporation, training managers from the Water Corporation, representatives from Clontarf, Sevenoaks and SMYL Water Corporation partners Aroona Alliance & Perth Regional Alliance (PRA) and South Metropolitan TAFE trainer Mick Sweeney accompany graduating students, Byron Hall, Kyle Cockie, Darryl Bellotti and Isaac Mann.