Careers, Community, Education

Cementing Opportunities Within Construction

Foundations have been laid for a fantastic working relationship between local Edward John Eyre High School (EJEHS) students and the new Whyalla Year 7-12 Secondary School site currently in development. On Tuesday 17th November, a small group of Year 11 students enrolled within the school’s ACEE Program (Automotive, Construction, Electrotechnology, and Engineering) connected with our site Project Manager Terry Kildea, Site Supervisor Jack Croudace, and Construction Graduate Adrian Condello, to learn about the plans for the new site and undertake a tour while construction is well underway.

Under the guidance of their school program leaders, Belinda McEvoy and Megan Cox, the students undertook an immersive educational experience that highlighted both the practical intricacies involved in a multimillion dollar construction project, and discussed opportunities with our team that may present themselves within the world of, and pathways to, construction; and how best to maximise such opportunities when they present themselves.

With a similar career education and industry exposure opportunity in early December 2020 for Year 10 students from schools across the Whyalla Partnership who have been newly accepted into the EJEHS ACEE Program commencing next year, 2021 is looking exciting.

We’re looking forward to supporting various opportunities for students to put their program and VET learnings into practice in collaboration with our many subcontractors.

A very big thank you to our Project Manager Terry Kildea and his team, Hannah Taylor from the Department for Education Vocational Learning and Pathways directorate, and also to David Marino, Principal at EJEHS, and his team for engaging and working so effectively together to support and promote opportunities within the construction industry for school students.

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