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23 December 2016
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Nexus champions indigenous careers in construction

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Nexus Delivery has partnered with the Gold Coast School of Construction (GCSC) to run a training program designed to maximise opportunities and outcomes for indigenous Australians in the construction industry through work placement on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC).

The Statim-Yaga* program assists indigenous career seekers to obtain the necessary skills and experience to gain employment in the construction industry, with selected candidates under instruction five days a week for 12 weeks.

Nexus Chief Executive Officer John Hagan said the project’s first Statim-Yaga program will launch on Monday 16 January 2017, with the TSRC providing a dynamic environment for candidates to gain construction skills and experience.

“The TSRC is set to really pick up pace in the new year, so program participants will gain valuable onsite experience within a fully operational construction project, as well as technical training and education which will see participants complete a Certificate I in Construction, along with a personal development program.”

Indigenous candidates who are passionate about a career in the construction industry are encouraged to apply as program entry will be competitive.

“The Statim-Yaga program is designed to develop graduates who are motivated, independent and have the technical, social and leadership skills to make them sought after in the construction industry,” Mr Hagan said.

“Nexus is proud to provide a pathway for indigenous training and employment, and is committed to offering graduate positions on the TSRC on successful completion of the program.”

The Statim-Yaga program is provided in partnership with funding from Construction Skills Queensland and is at no cost to selected participants.

To apply for the program, visit https://enrol.gcsc.edu.au/ and enter the application code: NEXUSGCSC.

* Statim-Yaga (begin/start work) is derived from Torres Strait Islander creole and the Jagera language groups

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