NEWS: ACT – February – 2012

The Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation’s archive for all newsletters posted in regard to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in February 2012.

Our newsletters provide industry, state-wide and country-wide information relevant to Australian bricklayers and blocklayers to keep you informed and up to date. You will receive information on how to grow your business, train and mentor your apprentice, update your skills and build on your career.

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From Bricklaying Apprenticeship to Project Manager

Sean Hague of Manteena Pty Ltd says bricklaying is a great skill and a rewarding career, both on a personal and financial level.


It’s a great foundation to learn the basics about the building and construction industry, if a career in management is desired. I can confidently say my current role as a Jnr. Project Manager was pursued due to the great experiences I have had in construction bricklaying,” said Sean.

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No More Mailed Newsletters but $1,000 in prizes to be Won for Email Addresses

ABBTF is now providing a more cost effective format and distribution of this popular “Aussie Bricklayer” newsletter.

This new online version replaces the previous printed and posted publication.

ABBTF therefore needs to collect email addresses for bricklayers and builders and to encourage this, it has launched a Caltex petrol voucher opportunity for those who register their email address.  As a thank you for taking a minute to complete the FORM HERE*, your name will go into the draw for one of ten $100 Caltex petrol cards.

Please tell other builders and bricklayers, so they can continue to receive the Aussie Bricklayer and be in the Caltex petrol voucher draw.


* Sorry, this competition has now closed.


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ACT Apprentices Compete at Golden Trowel

Two apprentices from Canberra applied their blocklaying skills at the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) Golden Trowel Competition in Newcastle in September last year.


The competition is run every two years by the CMAA.

The ACT apprentices Scott Aksenov and Jamie Gianchou and their trainer Brian Lawrence were competing against 11 other teams from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

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