New APG Apprentices L-R: Brody Starcevich, Komasi Filo, O’Shea Alysha with Dean Pearson, ABBTF WA Manager
With the building industry remaining buoyant in Western Australia, the need for trades particularly in the residential construction industry remains a priority. As such ABBTF launched a Placement Program late last year focusing resources and funding towards attracting, training and retaining new bricklaying apprentices. The results are pleasing with commencements improving by around 120% in recent times. However, more apprentices are required to keep up with expected demands.