The Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Sue Ellery MLC joined proud parents, schools and stakeholders from WA’s building and construction industry in a ceremony to celebrate the graduation of sixty four Year 12 students from the Construction Training Fund’s (CTF) scholarship program.
In addition to the 64 graduates, there were 30 other students in this cohort, employed as apprentices before completing the full two-year program, demonstrating the success of this program in delivering employable candidates to the construction industry.
Graduating students completed a Certificate II pre-apprenticeship qualification as part of their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in a specialist industry training and mentoring program.
Mr Reg Howard-Smith, Chairman of the CTF Board said, “employers can be confident that these graduates have developed skills and knowledge through structured training and supervised work experience, which will make them productive, and successful apprentices”.
CTF implemented the Scholarship Program in 2018 to link schools, parents, training providers and employers together in a core program to deliver skilled, experienced, well-trained, enthusiastic pre-apprentices ready for employment.
The quality and effectiveness of the Scholarship program and support amongst WA secondary schools has resulted in 346 applications for 165 available positions in the 2021 intake of year 11 students.