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Support for Parents

Encourage your teenager to explore a career in construction and become part of an efficient workforce. We provide support to parents, so you can help ensure a successful future and the right education for your teenager.

It’s a parent’s priority for their child to have a fulfilling career. School is the perfect time to start considering career options and helping them acquire the knowledge and skills to transition into an independent and thriving adult. Our team connects parents, students and employers with fully-funded programs and support to find the right pathway.

We offer valuable, educational assistance in the following areas:

Pathways into Construction

The best way for students to be competitive in the industry is to plan early. You can work with your teen to explore their options as early as Year 9, making them more employable and work-ready with highly regarded skills. This is helpful for learning about both tertiary study and trade pathways.

Learn the best subjects to take in school and discover construction-based programs and pathways while studying.

✓ Extract actionable career information

✓ Find what classes and courses to take

✓ Start a construction career in Years 9, 10, 11 or 12

✓ Explore all viable options and weigh up what pathway is right

Industry Training Advisors

Our Construction Futures team includes a number of Industry Training Advisors (ITA) who offer student support. Students can hear valuable advice from someone who has worked in the industry and learn expert tips and experience.

ITAs are available to attend events at schools and expos. They can help by discussing funding incentives, unlocking career advice and understanding the various pathways into and within the industry.

Out ITA team can help by:

✓ Setting your child up for success with skilled support

✓Delivering the latest industry intelligence on workforce needs

✓ Accessing quality training

✓Providing expert knowledge from people who have lived and breathed the construction industry

VET Courses in Schools

There are many school-based options students can take to start their construction career. From year 9, students have access to our Try-A-Trade program, while students in Years 11 and 12 can partake in Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarship and construction-based VET programs at school and TAFE.

These courses are designed to prepare young workers for real-world jobs. In particular, Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are delivered to secondary students to give them a better understanding of what school subjects and courses offer the best pathway to a career in construction. Your child can also undertake a traineeship or pre-apprentice scholarship during school or as a school leaver.

Expressions of interest are now open. Learn how to apply for a $250 Pre-Apprenticeship Award below.

Benefits and Lifestyle

There’s a high demand for skilled professionals in building and construction. Construction jobs often pay well, with career advancement opportunities for workers who aspire to move up in the industry whether in management or starting their own business.

The industry is diverse and evolving with job security and satisfaction, and flexible work and health benefits. Students can learn while they study or acquire valuable skills that benefit their work and personal lifestyles.

With our support and incentives, we can help you get your teenager excited about a career in construction and find a pathway that suits them.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Construction Training Fund acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land throughout Western Australia and pay our respect to the Elders both past and present. We thank them for their ongoing custodianship of the lands and waters, and celebrate their rich culture of art, song, dance, language, and stories.