The Victorian government is delivering 300 new building and construction sector apprenticeships and traineeships across Victoria by mid-2023.
Through Jobs Victoria, 300 Victorians will have the opportunity to undertake on-the-job training as part of the government’s Big Build and major infrastructure projects.
Career opportunities range from plumbing, electrical and engineering to civil construction, work health and safety, project management and more.
With an ‘earn and learn’ model, recruits can start working and earn an income from day one while training to build their skills for a new career – gaining an accredited qualification through TAFE or other registered training organisations.
Women and people from diverse backgrounds will play a key role in addressing skilled labour shortages.
Nadia Conte, 30, is one of those recruits currently undertaking a Certificate III in Carpentry while working on the Victorian Heart Hospital in Clayton.
Conte was always tinkering with her dad’s tools as a child, making projects in the backyard and so leapt at the opportunity to undertake a carpentry apprenticeship and break down stereotypes in the construction industry.
The two-year program is being delivered by Apprenticeships Victoria and the Apprenticeship Employment Network.