NEWS: VIC – August – 2013

Bricklaying Shines at Careers Expo

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Kayla Fiamengo, first year apprentice, with students trying their hand at bricklaying at Herald Sun Careers Expo.

The recent Herald Sun Careers Expo this month saw the ABBTF bricklaying stand generate a great deal of interest from students, parents and the general public over the three days.  More than 24,000 attended the annual event.

The ABBTF stand provided a Try-a-Trade which involved a constant stream of young people having the new experience of laying a brick or two.  The bricklaying section was part of the Master Builders (MBA) area, where other construction trades were also promoted.

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Meet Michael Taylor, New ABBTF Victorian Field Rep

michael_taylorJane Alexander, Victorian Manager, welcomes Michael Taylor as a valuable part of her team to boost ABBTF’s presence in the field.

Michael has worked on both residential and commercial jobs as a qualified bricklayer which has prepared him well for his role with ABBTF.

As a Field Representative, Michael will match prospective apprentices and employers, run the Try-a-Trade at Careers Expos – giving students a hands-on experience, provide mentoring advice to employers and apprentices and ensure that ABBTF’s terms and conditions are met by employers applying for and claiming ABBTF’s Brickstart subsidy.

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