The York Commercial development is located within the Beenleigh CBD precinct and just a stones throw from Beenleigh State high School. With a vision to engage the local community in the construction of this landmark development, Alder Constructions has fostered training partnerships with both Beenleigh State High School and Aboriginal owned and managed company Dmac Personnel to offer 10 students and 13 indigenous construction workers hands-on work experience and employment at the commercial project.
Beenleigh State High School is renowned for its trade-training and vocational education outcomes and this partnership has enabled 10 interested students the opportunity to use their recently acquired Certificate I in Construction skills across the 10 week period in the industry. Beenleigh State High School Industry Liaison Officer Kirsty Saunders says the partnership with Alder Constructions has given students an invaluable real-life learning experience that has the potential to shape their future career paths.
“It is our aim at Beenleigh State High to ensure our senior students are set on a career path they are passionate and excited about before they complete their schooling. This opportunity with Alder Constructions and The York has allowed our students to experience an active construction site, seeing a range of trades in motion while gaining further education and development of their skill sets at the end of their training period.”
Alder Constructions,’ project delivery team and key subcontractors were pivotal in the success of the program, demonstrating leadership and enthusiasm in inspiring the next generation of tradespeople. Workforce numbers have peaked with a total of 26 trades, over 100 construction workers and 16 apprentices at the York Street site as construction nears completion mid 2021.