Putting their skills to the test

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

FIRST year ap­pren­tices demon­strated their trade skills in a real work sit­u­a­tion dur­ing the An­nual Skills Com­pe­ti­tion at CQUniver­sity’s Emer­ald Cam­pus.

Twenty ap­pren­tices from the Glen­core Queens­land sites, in­clud­ing Collinsville, New­lands, Cler­mont, Oaky Creek (UG) and Rolle­ston, par­tic­i­pated.

Coal As­sets Aus­tralia Glen­core Projects and Train­ing En­gi­neer Paul Gill said they were given ba­sic in­for­ma­tion dur­ing ex­er­cises which they needed to in­ter­pret, an­a­lyse and plan to de­liver an out­come.

“Both me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal ap­pren­tices com­pleted weld­ing and ma­chin­ery ex­er­cises and first aid sim­u­la­tions,” he said.

“The elec­tri­cal ap­pren­tices then com­pleted a prac­ti­cal elec­tri­cal wiring and test­ing ex­er­cise.”

CQUniver­sity As­so­ciate Vice-Chan­cel­lor (Cen­tral High­lands) As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor Anita Mil­roy said the An­nual Skills Com­pe­ti­tion gave ap­pren­tices the chance to put their trade skills to the test.

“It’s won­der­ful to see the ap­pren­tices putting the skills they have learnt into prac­tice.”

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