School-based program secures apprenticeship
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.
Year 12 Rockhampton Grammar School boarder Kye Geall.