News

M'boro students coming to grips with construction skills

Mark Vincent, Sarah Whittiker, Lachlan Genrich, Anthony Bates, Ella Douglass, Brenton Peterson and Gavin Grantz are taking part in the Doorways2Construction program at Maryborough State High School.
Mark Vincent, Sarah Whittiker, Lachlan Genrich, Anthony Bates, Ella Douglass, Brenton Peterson and Gavin Grantz are taking part in the Doorways2Construction program at Maryborough State High School. contributed

A SELECT group of Maryborough State High Students is coming to grips with construction skills in a program giving them firsthand experience of life on a worksite.

The Doorways2Construction program, run by Construction Skills Queensland, offers the five Year 11 students work experience throughout Maryborough during the Easter school holidays as they work towards completing a Certificate I in Construction.

The program will provide them with 160 hours of structured workplace learning in the general construction industry during Years 11 and 12.

Mark Vincent, from Construction Skills Queensland, presented safety equipment worth $250 to the students.

The program is designed to attract new entrants to the general construction and civil construction industries.

The program will run for the school year.

Topics:  construction, high school, maryborough, students




ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

UPDATE: More doctors called in to deal with gastro outbreak

There are many tried and tested ways to prevent this scene the morning after.

"Severity of symptoms and duration go hand in hand."

M'boro MP weighs in on having public sex offenders' register

Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders has weighed in on the idea of a public sex offenders' register.

Bruce Saunders has weighed in on having a public register.

Latest deals and offers

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.