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Support for Students

The Construction Futures team helps young career seekers transition from school to work. We’ll help you get on the road to a fulfilling job with skilled and tailored high school student support.

Be part of something big with a career in building and construction. Our fully-funded programs break down the barriers to industry employment via practical education and flexible pathways. The programs are designed to attract students to a construction career and guide them on the best way to get ahead.

Western Australia’s construction industry is one of the biggest and most rewarding. Our Industry Training Advisors (ITAs) work alongside Registered Training Organisations (RTO) to provide school-aged job seekers access to career advice and discuss job options.

Learn more with the following high school student support:

Pathways into Construction

Get ahead of the competition and plan your career early. You can start exploring your options as early as Year 9. Discover construction-based programs and pathways while studying. With an ITA’s support, you can learn what subjects you should be doing now to benefit you later.

Pathways into construction help to:

✓ Make yourself more employable

✓ Get work-ready with suitable skills

✓ Connect you with an ITA to hear from someone who is experienced in the industry

✓ Extract actionable career information

Try-A-Trade

Our fully-funded program provides the opportunity to try different trades. Get a feel for what you do and don’t like in the industry and gain hands-on experience. Learn critical skills and participate in engaging activities.

The benefits of the program include:

✓ Try two to three trades

✓ Uncover your next steps

✓ Earn in-demand job skills

✓ Start a career in construction

Gain a Scholarship

There is a strong demand for students who have completed a pre apprenticeship scholarship. To increase your job opportunities in the industry, why not consider a Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarship Program? It’s fully funded and designed for Years 11 and 12 students who want to combine school and study with training. You may even be able to reduce some of the time in your apprenticeship.

Take the first step in your pathway and get:

✓ An industry-endorsed head start to employment

✓ Educated support to plan your career options
✓ A competitive advantage

✓ Experience in maintaining safe working conditions and sought-after trade skills

Start an Apprenticeship

Did you know there is more than one way to get an apprenticeship?

There are various paths you can take starting in school, after school or as a mature-age student. The best way to discover your options is to attend our interactive Construction Futures Centre. Journey through the industry display and leverage almost 50 unique exhibits designed to engage, educate and help you explore a future in construction.

Take your options further with our fully-funded Try-A-Trade and Scholarship programs and:

✓ Learn about apprenticeship and traineeship options

✓ Attend hands-on training

✓ Gain work experience in your desired role

✓ Show employers your skills and stand out as a valuable employee

Discover Careers in Construction

Learn about the lifestyle of the construction industry and work in a career you’ll love.

Whether you’re in Year 8 or getting ready to finish school, we can help you find the perfect job in building and construction. Explore initiatives that offer a step up into your career. Find workplace prospects, focus on priority trades and pave the way to a sustainable and successful profession.

We support high school students through:

✓ Hands-on experience

✓ Varied construction career opportunities

✓ Actionable information across a range of trades, para-professional and professional pathways

✓ Enhanced career education about employment and training options

Find Your Ideal Job

Construction Futures is all about finding your ideal job in the construction industry.

Whether you want to work in admin or are interested in becoming an engineer, bricklayer,  building technician, consultant or architect, there’s a dream job waiting to be discovered.

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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.