School-based pro­gram se­cures ap­pren­tice­ship

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YEAR 12 Rock­hamp­ton Gram­mar School boarder Kye Geall has ben­e­fit­ted from his in­volve­ment in the RGS school-based ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gram. Kye, from Biloela, has se­cured a boil­er­maker ap­pren­tice­ship with Rock­hamp­ton’s Pierce En­gi­neer­ing.

The op­por­tu­nity arose af­ter Kye com­pleted two weeks of work ex­pe­ri­ence at Pierce En­gi­neer­ing, which then led to the school-based ap­pren­tice­ship in Cer­tifi­cate III in En­gi­neer­ing – Fab­ri­ca­tion Trade (Boil­er­maker).

RGS head of vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion Stephen Brady said a Rock­hamp­ton Gram­mar school-based ap­pren­tice in­volved a com­bi­na­tion of sec­ondary school sub­jects, paid work as an ap­pren­tice in the work­force and vo­ca­tional train­ing at TAFE, both on and off the job.

“The ap­pren­tice­ship al­lows the stu­dent to gain credit for skills gained in the school-based por­tion of the ap­pren­tice­ship when they con­vert to the full-time ap­pren­tice­ship upon leav­ing school,” Mr Brady said.

Pierce En­gi­neer­ing has sup­ported the school with both work ex­pe­ri­ence place­ments and school-based ap­pren­tice­ship place­ments over a num­ber of years.

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Year 12 Rock­hamp­ton Gram­mar School boarder Kye Geall.

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