Local high school students from the Jarara Indigenous Education Unit were joined by trainees from Multiplex’s Westmead Connectivity Centre at a recent school excursion, which included a BBQ, site tour and presentations about jobs in the construction and health sectors.
Westmead Connectivity Centre manager Jo Osborne said Multiplex was working with the Westmead Redevelopment project, precinct partners, schools and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups to spread the word about the many job opportunities available at Westmead.
“The Westmead Connectivity Centre’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees are a great inspiration for the many school groups and young people who visit the centre, including this recent group from schools across Parramatta,” she said.
“The trainees and students were able to chat about the day-to-day experiences in the construction industry, while our colleagues at the Westmead Redevelopment project team were able to shed light on a wide variety of other jobs in the health sector, including project management work.”
"The students also had the opportunity to visit the Multiplex Westmead Redevelopment site where they were given a tour by Multiplex site manager Lucas Mckeown.
"It was good to hear the students show a genuine interest in the construction industry and not be afraid to ask questions. I look forward to future excursions to share the potential opportunities the students could have in the industry," Lucas said.
Westmead Redevelopment project co-ordinator Caitlin Hazell also shared information about the recently launched Work Out West campaign, including the new jobs page, and presented information bags to the students and trainees.
Caption: Multiplex trainees are joined by Xavier College teacher Michael Faccin (black t-shirt, fourth from the left), Multiplex’s Jo Osborne (back row, second from the right) and Aboriginal education assistant Josh Sly (first on the right).