Celebrating hub’s first anniversary

The Buraga Gul Skilling and Employment Hub celebrated its first anniversary last month with a joyful morning tea hosted by Lendlease. Since opening last year, the hub has provided training and support for local people aiming for a career in construction.

Liverpool local, Lenny, shared his successful journey of completing the hub’s Junior Construction Pathway Program to guests, which helped him to gain an apprenticeship after finishing Year 12. The 18-year-old First
Nations apprentice also shared what his day to day looks like, and the sacrifices he makes for his career.

Some impressive statistics from the hub in the past year, include:

  •  Seven construction site tours held for students.
  • 300 local high school students participated in construction pathways workshops.
  • Hosted five pop-up stalls in career expos.
  • 47 program referrals to the hub.
  • 16 students completed Junior Construction Pathway Programs.
  • 19 Indigenous referrals for traffic control certifications.

In partnerships with TAFE skills exchange and located in the heart of Liverpool, the hub’s open-door policy welcomes people from all walks of life to help them find the right program to enter the workforce.