Community projects provide experience
landscapers, bricklayers, carpenters, metal workers, painters and irrigators have started their construction careers through a community project.
The Target Work partnership brought 63 students from eight secondary schools in the northern suburbs to Mawson Lakes for one day a week to construct a concrete path, timber bridge, shelter, barbecue, retaining walls, steps and landscaping.
Delfin Lend Lease community and education development manager Kelvin Trimper says the program creates community facilities as well as gives the youth contacts and experience to seek careers in the construction industry.
It was one of 140 projects to be completed through the Target Work program.