Laying the foundations

Student Shaun Rubesa has been chosen to compete in the National Bricklaying Championships.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d441306
Student Shaun Rubesa has been chosen to compete in the National Bricklaying Championships.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d441306

The Ellenbrook Secondary College student has established a solid foundation of skills in his Certificate II building and construction course.

WorldSkills Australia is a competition for apprentice bricklayers to pit their skills achieved during their apprenticeship against one another.

Although Shaun hasn�t started his apprenticeship yet, he has learnt a lot in his VET program and will compete against more experienced bricklayers.

He is completing on-the-job training in the Ellenbrook area in the lead-up to his graduation at the end of the year, when he has already been promised an apprenticeship.

His teacher Jeff Imrie said Shaun was already completing work to the standard of a fourth year apprentice.

At the national championships, he will be given a task and a timeframe in which to complete the work.