EX­PE­RI­ENCE TRACKS CA­REER

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Is­abell Petrinic

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

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