Students build afuture in careers

Students Joseph Wright, Braedon Ahuriri, Teacher Jeffrey Imrie and Shaun Rubesa. Picture: Matt Jelonek. d441306a
Students Joseph Wright, Braedon Ahuriri, Teacher Jeffrey Imrie and Shaun Rubesa. Picture: Matt Jelonek. d441306a

The school�s certificate II course in Building and Construction has joined with ABN Group and other local businesses that are keen to sign up graduates as apprentices at the end of the year.

Several students are already on work placements with the companies and are eager to start their apprenticeship.

Trades teacher Jeff Imrie started at the school this year, bringing with him industry experience from his career in the UK.

He said Ellenbrook was the most thriving construction area in Perth and it was important to see graduates start building the homes in their own suburb.

�ESC is about 75 per cent VET students, so there�s a big opportunity for the students in this course,� he said.

Students taking part in the course need to complete at least 220 hours of on the job training,

Mr Imrie hopes to get his students involved in improvements to the school, such as building a pergola and extending the brickwork area. He said both jobs could save the school money and go towards students� on the job training.