CSQ school programs are helping students across Queensland to build successful careers while also helping employers to build a skilled workforce.
 
Rochedale State High School Year 12 student Robert Pethoe is building a promising future for himself after securing a carpentry apprenticeship with Brisbane company JTP Building.
 
Robert undertook work experience with JTP Building through CSQ’s Doorways 2 Construction (D2C) program at school and impressed the company with his enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
 
Following in the footsteps of his carpenter father, Robert is helping to construct house frames and roof trusses, and says his career progression has exceeded his expectations.
 
“I’m pleased to have found a career I am passionate about and will be able move straight into after I leave school. I’m learning something new every day and would recommend a career in construction to anyone at school looking at their options for the future,” he said.

Through the D2C program, Robert was able to expand his knowledge of the construction industry, gaining some valuable skills which allowed him to gain a School Based Apprenticeship with JTP Building, commencing a Certificate III in Carpentry.
 
Employers like JTP Building are really helping to create a bright and sustainable future for our local construction industry by hiring new apprentices.
 
D2C is a school-based pre-vocational construction training program. It provides a general introduction to the construction industry for school students. The program gives new entrants a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and experience, offering a pathway into the building and construction industry. The D2C program involves an entry-level qualification in general construction and structured workplace learning (work experience undertaken on a construction work site).