Clarkson: Tamala Park Regional Council partners with Comet CaRE to give teens hands-on work experience

Comet Care students are gaining hands-on experience at the Catalina development.
Comet Care students are gaining hands-on experience at the Catalina development.

TEENAGERS are gaining hands-on experience on a Clarkson development site through a partnership between Tamala Park Regional Council and the Comet CaRE school.

The council, which is developing Catalina estate, has sponsored the school to help prepare the 15 to 19-year-old students for the workforce.

The Clarkson-based school delivers Certificate II and III in General Education to young people who are disengaged from mainstream schooling and experiencing barriers to education.

It offers lessons that provide a hands-on approach providing students cooking, budgeting, social skills, conflict resolution, job seeking and interview skills.

It is a Youth Futures initiative and chief executive Mark Waite said the students appreciated the support from the council and felt they were part of something bigger.

“The grant has a substantial impact on our young people as it has not only enabled them to gain work experience on site but this equipment will stay with them and help them secure employment once they complete their course,” he said.

“Comet is striving to link with other businesses in the area – it offers our students an important link to their community and a wealth of new experiences.”

The council provided $1000 sponsorship for 11 students to gain white cards, which allows them to work on construction sites and work gear including hi-vis work clothes, steel toe capped boots and protective goggles.

The students will also receive hands-on training with LD Total, Catalina estate’s landscape contractor.

The council is comprised of the cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo as well as the towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park.

Satterley Property Group is Catalina project manager and exclusive selling agent.