A group of students have been given an insight into the building and construction industry, with the help of Hervey Bay’s WIN Constructions Queensland.
Fourteen students from local schools were given access to workplace learning opportunities by taking part in the Doorways 2 Construction program.
This gives them hands-on experience in the industry, as well as a theoretical and practical grasp of issues that arise within the sector.
Students from Urangan High School and Aldridge High School undertook 160 hours of structured workplace learning with the help of an employer.
Once they have successfully completed the scheme, the youngsters will be rewarded with a Certificate I in General Construction, which should give them a sound footing for finding apprenticeships in Queensland.
This follows insight from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, which found that a vocational education and training advanced diploma is the best route for anyone wanting to receive their qualification in the fastest possible time.
An associate degree, on the other hand, is better suited to those who want to follow education pathways, as credits can be put towards further study if they choose to pursue their chosen subject.