Changes to Skills for All funding from 4/11/2013 mean students need to meet a narrower criteria to receive fully funded training in Certificate II level courses, commonly referred to as ‘Pre-Apprenticeship’ courses.
Ray completed a pre-apprenticeship course at FCTA before finding work as an apprentice bricklayer. This week he completed all his trade school training, with his final project – building a fireplace.
This week the students continued on with tiling and solid plastering tasks. After a hectic few weeks, all the students have now had the chance to work on tasks in Bricklaying, Tiling and Solid Plastering. This helps students work out which trade they most enjoy before trying to gain an apprenticeship. There has been research into the success of Pre-apprenticeship courses, in helping students achieve and complete apprenticeships. Across all the various industries, the building and construction industry was one of the few that highlighted the success of these courses in helping students gain and complete apprenticeships.
Congratulations to Cameron from the CITB Pre-apprenticeship team! Cameron has gained work tiling after completing some work experience with a former FCTA Apprentice. The rest of the team are very interested in getting onsite to learn more about the trade, and hopefully gain work. Below are some photos from this week, showing the quality of work the team is capable of, and the entertaining personalities that show how they’ll fit in on any site!
The students have hit the halfway point, and we have some of the team working on advanced bricklaying projects, others trying tiling and solid plastering. It’s the best way to decide which of the mortar trowel trades students are most interested in. At this point we have students we would recommend highly for work experience. If you are interested in giving one of the team a break, please call us on 0883675615, or email [email protected]