Building & Construction Industry Training Fund - Try-a-Trade

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(08) 9381 3900

(08) 9338 8902

55 Salvado Road
Subiaco WA 6008

The building industry in Western Australia is leading the way with a number of programs aimed at attracting young people to trade apprenticeships as a career option of first-choice.

The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund, known as the BCITF, has introduced a range of new initiatives to encourage school students to pursue a career in building and construction.

A program called Try-A-Trade has been introduced by the BCITF, in conjunction with a number of Registered Training Organisations like TAFEWA, to give young people a first-hand insight into some of the building trades.

The BCITF funds school holiday Try-A-Trade courses in metropolitan and regional areas, recently welcoming Year 9 and 10 students from Pinjarra Senior High School working with lecturers from Challenger TAFE at the Peel Campus. The one-day course included bricklaying, surveying, ceramic  tiling.

The course was attended by the State Minister for Education & Training, the Honourable Ljiljanna Ravlich MLC, who paid tribute to the initiatives of the BCITF, underlining the Government’s commitment to working with industry and the education system to provide secondary school children the earliest possible awareness of the various options for their career paths, including trade apprenticeships.

The BCITF will continue to provide funding for training and creating awareness and education through programs like Try-A-Trade, making a career in the building and construction industry a very exciting first-choice for young people.

More information is available by contacting the BCITF on 1300 727 494