The Construction Training Fund Scholarship Program is an initiative providing successful applicants with the opportunity to complete a fully funded Pre-Apprenticeship course over 12- 24 months. Students receive support and advice from Industry Training Advisors and past students, with participants in the program also gaining the advantage of additional job readiness training.
Year 12 student, Samuel Tucker, has long had a career goal in plumbing, and over the past two years, Sam set about gaining real-world experience with various host employers as part of the Workplace Learning Program. At the end of Year 10, and with the guidance of the College Careers Advisor, Mr Dale Briers, Sam took the next step in applying for the 2-year Pre-Apprenticeship course Certificate II in Plumbing at the Bunbury Regional Trade Training Centre.
The skills, knowledge and mentorship provided during Sam’s Pre-Apprenticeship have given him the confidence to transfer and prove his readiness in the workplace, most recently completing a placement with the team at Harvey Plumbing and Gas. Sam’s aptitude and willingness to learn and grow his skillset in the industry resulted in an offer of a Full-Time Apprenticeship under supervisor Nigel Monk.
We would like to congratulate Sam on his success and sincerely thank our host employers, past and present, in providing the valuable experience of real-world training to our students. Sam’s success is testament to his stickability and the dedicated team of trainers and advisors at the Construction Training Fund and Bunbury Regional Trade Training Centre.
CTF is currently taking expressions of interest to determine the demand from students for courses commencing in 2023. For more information on CTF Scholarships, please contact the VET/Careers Department on 9720 3300 or visit the CTF website directly at www.ctf.wa.gov.au/contstruction-futures/scholarships.