CSQ congratulates Bechtel today on the success of one of the largest single intakes of apprentices in Australia’s history.

Through the Recognition of Prior Learning process, Bechtel has been able to identify and upskill adult apprentices, allowing them to complete their training within the construction phase of the Curtis Island LNG projects.

Bechtel’s Apprentice Program has targeted national skills shortage areas including Electrical Fitter Mechanics, Metal Fabrication Boilermaker, sheet metal, Mechanical Fitters and Carpentry Formworkers.

CSQ CEO Brett Schimming congratulated Bechtel and the National Apprenticeships Program on the success of the Curtis Island Apprentice Program.

“Bechtel has set a new benchmark for apprenticeship training in the construction industry, helping to build the future skills capacity of the construction industry in Queensland, said Mr Schimming.

“Once these apprentices complete their training CSQ will be on hand to support them as they progress in their careers.

CSQ’s investment in training and skilling on Curtis Island includes funding for tuition fees and on-site Apprenticeship Coordinators for Bechtel’s LNG projects.

CSQ is investing $45 million into training and upskilling Queensland’s construction industry in 2014-15.