The deadliest crew in construction
21 May, 2020 2 min read
Meet the ‘Deadly Crew’! These five women are paving the way for what Indigenous communities achieve!
Patrica (46), Glenys (38), Regina (38), Zui (31) and Mariza, (25) come from Napranum Indigenous Community in Far North Queensland.
Despite a number of logistical barriers that stood in their way, these women completed their CSQ-subsidised Certificate I in Construction late February.
Each had to gain support from home before beginning the training; to have their children cared for, by either fathers or extended family members.
Often facing considerable push backs throughout the four-month program, the Deadly Crew proved to their community that they are more than capable of performing construction roles that were previously seen as male jobs.
With English as their second language, these talented ladies picked up tradie-talk very easily and acquired a number of new skills throughout the Certificate.
“They have managed to overcome so many obstacles and come out of this program with glowing references from works-site supervisors, trades persons and trainers!” says trainer Brent Mills at Current Training Pty Ltd.
“All trainers are willing to attest to prospective employers as they are excellent candidates and will be assets to any business who will take them on!”
The women are looking at employment possibilities with well renowned companies such as Rio-Tinto, Bama Services, Mokwiri Enterprises and Gulf Civil for traineeships.
Congratulations Deadly Crew, we look forward to seeing you make your mark in the industry in the very near future!