EXPERIENCE TRACKS CAREER
SOUTH Penrith’s Rick Davison has gone from cleaning carpets to building Sydney’s massive new metro railway.
“I’m happy with that,” he said, joined at the Kellyville station site by his cousin Greg Davison, of Mt Druitt.
NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance said more than 50 per cent of the 4km Kellyville skytrain was now complete.
“We’re cracking on with delivering Australia’s biggest public transport project right here in the heart of greater western Sydney, building a world-class metro for generations to come,” he said.
“This massive infrastructure investment is supporting thousands of local jobs and creating a positive legacy for the community. It’s great to see young locals taking advantage of the great benefits of such an iconic project.”
The Davisons got their jump-start to a new career change through a “live” construction site training model, brought to Penrith a month ago. The aim of the project, in the Thornhill estate, is to teach workers the skills needed to make them job-ready when they graduate.
Cousins Rick and Greg Davison completed TAFE Australia Civil College training and now have jobs on the North West Rail Link. Picture: Peter Kelly