BARANGAROO A TOP SITE WHERE TRADIES MASTER LATEST SKILLS
IT IS easy to see why Brendan Nupier from Campbelltown is on top of the world.
Working on Sydney’s newest landmark 50 storeys above the city, the 25-year-old is learning skills most tradies his age can only dream of. As a third-year construction apprentice at Barangaroo, he is mastering skills that will put him in the box seat for future job opportunities. And he is not alone.
More than 330 apprentices from across the west have been learning on the job at the Western Sydney TAFE “pop-up college” at Barangaroo since it began three years ago.
Barangaroo Skills Exchange manager Ron Wright, of TAFE Western Sydney, said they were getting the type of experience that will put them in high demand in coming years.
“In the area of sustainability and renewable energy, both in terms of its construction and operation, this is a cutting-edge development with six stars,” Mr Wright said.
Ben Adams, 20, is an electro-technology electrician at Mt Druitt TAFE, who is learning skills on the job as well as some classes on-site.
“There is a lot of building automation here … that you don’t see on other sites,” he said.