Bric’s innovative partnership with Reclink Australia will see some of our tenants gaining a Certificate 1 in Construction.
Twelve trainees are participating in a 22 week course to learn new skills. They will also complete a Certificate 2 in Skills for Work and Vocational pathways to provide job readiness skills. Works include the repair and painting of doors, patching and painting of walls, new fencing, and minor landscaping works. Reclink experience from similar programs shows participants have much improved job chances at the end of the course and after obtaining the qualification.
The program is about helping people rebuild their lives, learn new skills and benefit from peer support. Participant Jacob comments: “It makes me feel happy, I can see a direction now, I have hope for the future, it helps me to have something to do with my days, I am just so grateful” A second group of twelve people will have the chance to participate at the end of the first round. We congratulate all those taking part on their hard work so far and also thank all of the partners involved. This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.