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Indigenous STEM Camp 2016

Civil Train SA invited this year’s Indigenous STEM Camp students to come and visit CCF House on 19th October 2016.

The day began with the group visiting CCF member WSP Parsons Brickernhoff’s offices in the city, to see the importance of design and structural engineering.

Upon arrival at CCF House, the group was given a tour of our state of art training facilities by our Trainer Steve Young, who was able to discuss in detail what training we deliver here on site and also show the importance of high risk licencing and the importance of training in the right environment to be best prepared for real life scenarios.

Students then received a presentation from Mates in Construction, about helping construction workers deal with mental health and wellbeing issues, which is a very valuable tool to enter any career in any industry with. Students gained the knowledge to be recognise the signs of mental health issues in their peers and the feedback received from the facilitators was that for an inexperienced group they were very receptive to the information presented.

‘What is Civil Construction’  was given and explained the many career paths where civil construction can lead. You may start as a labourer, and before you know it,  you can progress into a Project Manager or Site Safety Officer, along with the correct training, experience in the industry is key!  The world is their oyster!

Using Civil Train SA’s plant simulators, students (and their teachers!) were finally given the opportunity to try operating an excavator, or driving an articulated haul truck. We think that there is definitely a few future operators in this group.