RIEP, Lendlease and TAFE create the Junior Construction Program
Engaging local students to grow a fresh workforce
10 March 2023
The Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program partnered with Lendlease and TAFE NSW to create the Junior Construction Program. Local high school students were invited to participate in the program one day per week for over five weeks. During the program, students received accredited training that included work health and safety, communicating in the workplace, first aid, using power tools, carrying out measurements and working safely at heights. They also visited the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct construction site and received mentorship from the Lendlease team.
After the training, RIEP and Lendlease continued to assist the students with applications and interviews for school-based apprenticeships, post-school apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. The program concluded with a graduation ceremony attended by parents, Lendlease staff, and members of the local community.
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