Students take up unique offer to learn a trade

21 May 2020

The Parramatta Light Rail program has teamed up with CathWest Innovation College at Mount Druitt to give students the opportunity to learn employable skills during their final years of schooling.

Three year 11 students, who are completing a traineeship in Civil Construction, are receiving first-hand experience working on a light rail project. They are onsite working one day per week with project leaders, allocated to work crews and assigned real tasks.

While onsite, the students are practicing and implementing health guidelines as advised by the NSW Government, such as maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metres between workers, where possible.

On completion, students will obtain a nationally recognised Certificate in Civil Construction in addition to their Higher School Certificate.

This partnership is part of the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program, an initiative to ensure young people under the age of 25 from various backgrounds are working on the NSW Government’s infrastructure investment.

Parramatta Light Rail Program Director Anand Thomas with Oskar, Connor and Nathan.