Thanks to the Construction Training Fund (formerly the BCITF), students and apprentices at Pilbara TAFE's Pundulmurra Campus had reason to celebrate last week.
Not only were four 2nd Year apprentices rewarded with prizes for their achievements during the year, but a cohort of Year 12 students from Hedland Senior High School received their Certificate I completion certificates in front of family and friends.
CTF's Director of Communications, Diana Salvaris, was on hand to present cheques to apprentices Melanie Coles, Bradley Gardner, Ben Sturzaker and Warren Ronan.
"The CTF aims to highlight and encourage excellence in the sector, so it's my pleasure to congratulate these apprentices on their commitment to training," said Diana.
"I would also like to recognise the work done by local employers, such as Jaxon Group, and training providers like Pilbara TAFE, who work together to ensure apprentices learn the skills required by today's workplace."
Lecturer Carolyn Stanitzki was also delighted with the work done by her class of Year 12 students.
"These students have been coming to the TAFE for two years now so they've all done exceptionally well to complete their Certificate I in Construction," she said.
"Half of them have already been signed up for apprenticeships with companies in town so this course has really given them a head start in the building industry."
In 2011, Pilbara TAFE's Pundulmurra Campus is delivering the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery and places are filling fast for first years. Employers are urged to make sure their apprentices are enrolled for January!
Source: Pilbara TAFE