This project supports young people from the Bridgewater, Derwent Valley and Glenorchy Local Government Areas through pre-apprenticeship training in building and construction, life skills coaching, and industry work experience.
This first intake commenced their learning in July 2020 and were given experience of ‘real life’ building work by working on construction of nine new social housing units at New Norfolk.
In December 2020, six of the young people were selected and signed up as new apprentices with St Joseph’s Affordable Homes’ building and construction social enterprise.
The new apprentices include one woman and several young people from diverse backgrounds, and the apprenticeships include carpentry, plumbing, bricklaying and painting.
Keystone funding: $75,000