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Senior Schooling News
With Natalie Jounquay
Well done to the Year 10 students who graduated from the EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction program on Thursday 13th November: Aiden Melville, Ryan Elliott, Mitchell Glossop, Hayden Lee, Bradley Howard, and Matthew Fretwell. The EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction is delivered at McCosker Contracting Pty Ltd, Gladstone, where Year 10 students commit to 1 day per week on-site and structured work placements with Civil Construction companies. The program aims to develop baseline skills for young people in school wanting to enter the industry.  Year 10 students remain enrolled at their base school and are on site one day per week working with a variety of mentors at McCosker Contracting performing real tasks in real contracting situations.  Students in the EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction program are enrolled in a Certificate 1 in Resource and Infrastructure Operations which is an entry qualification for careers in civil construction and mining industries amongst others. Congratulations to Ryan Elliott who was awarded Student of the Year for excellent effort and commitment in all aspects of the EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction Program (theory, practical work, and structured workplace learning).
Congratulations to Noah Saumalu Johnson for completing the Santos GLNG Work Readiness and Retention Program, a Santos GLNG school-based apprenticeship and traineeship program, delivered in partnership with BUSY At Work, local host employers and Toolooa, Tannum Sands and Gladstone State High Schools. The school-based apprenticeship and traineeship initiative is a two-year program funded by Santos GLNG that provides pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to begin work placements and complete formal qualifications in their chosen fields. Noah is pictured with his grandfather Uncle Lindsay Johnson, Busy At Work General Manager Workforce Planning Sue Loche and Santos GLNG Stakeholder Manager Garry Scanlan.