Wangara: Ertech Construction Academy graduates complete civil construction training

Top-Kenneth Sutherland (Alta 1 Malaga), Kire Ristoski (Ashdale Seconday College), Joshua Favaretto (Servite College), Barryn Barrido (Woodvale College), front-Julien Levitan-Silvente (Duncraig SHS), Joel Hoare (Irene McCormack Catholic College), Tim Hunter (coordinator Construction Academy), Colin Hunt (lead coach and mentor), Jess Haydon (Swan Valley Anglican Community School) and Flynn O'Neill (La Salle College). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Top-Kenneth Sutherland (Alta 1 Malaga), Kire Ristoski (Ashdale Seconday College), Joshua Favaretto (Servite College), Barryn Barrido (Woodvale College), front-Julien Levitan-Silvente (Duncraig SHS), Joel Hoare (Irene McCormack Catholic College), Tim Hunter (coordinator Construction Academy), Colin Hunt (lead coach and mentor), Jess Haydon (Swan Valley Anglican Community School) and Flynn O'Neill (La Salle College). Photo: Martin Kennealey

A GROUP of eight high school students recently graduated from a Wangara construction training centre.

Ertech Construction Academy coordinator Timothy Hunter said the students did civil construction and earthwork skills training through the Motivation Drive centre, operating the “big yellow machines” to get industry qualifications.

“We have a 100 per cent completion rate and a 100 per cent employment rate for our Year 12 graduates this year,” he said.

The academy held a graduation ceremony on November 9 to present the students with their Certificate II in Civil Construction qualifications.