July 11, 2017

Grocon’s Parklands Project hosts Construction Skill’s Queensland Try’a Tradie

Aspiring young tradies will gain hands on experience at a Try’a Trade at Grocon’s Parklands Project this Wednesday. The event is jointly hosted by Grocon, Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), World Skills and TAFE Queensland SkillsTech.

Try’a Tradie aims to help attract enthusiastic young people to the construction industry by motivating participants through skills development workshops.

Aimed at year 10 students from two local high schools, Assisi Catholic College and Merrimac State High School, considering construction as an elective subject in years 11 and 12 the event gives participants the opportunity to try out trades including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, horticulture and landscaping.

The students will also have the opportunity to tour the Parklands Project to observe some of these trades in practice.

During the workshop, participants will have an introduction to the Parklands Project by Grocon’s Project General Manager, Steven Grimes and the students will also hear from successful apprentices currently working on the Parklands Project.

Parklands Project
Smith Street Motorway (near Parklands Drive), Southport

Wednesday 12 July 8:30am – 12pm

Young career seekers will take part in a series of Try’a Trade events at the Parklands Project

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech
World Skills
School 1
School 2

For more information visit www.csq.org.au or contact the CSQ team on 1800 798 488.

For media enquires contact:
Melinda D’Cruze
0408 202 598

Luke Burrows
07 3309 4714 / 0410 620 202

About Grocon
Grocon is Australia’s best known privately owned construction, development and residential real estate company, with a legacy spanning over 65 years.

Known for their complex and skyline defining projects in; Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Grocon has a proven track record in Commercial Office, Residential, Government, Social Housing, Health, Hotels and Infrastructure.

Some landmark projects created by Grocon include The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), Crown Casino, QV, Eureka Tower and AAMI Park in Melbourne and 1 Martin Place, ANZ Tower, 5 Martin Place and 1 Bligh Street in Sydney. In Brisbane Grocon have recently completed 480 Queen Street and their projects on the Gold Coast include Oracle apartments and the currently under construction Parklands Project which will be the home for the Athletes Village during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

About Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funded by an industry training levy, we work closely with students, schools, employers, apprentices, industry partners, training providers and individuals across Queensland to build capability at every level of business. As a recognised industry leader, our mission is to promote the building and construction industry as a career of first choice, encourage investment in skills and training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry.