Gift to help up skill local students

Gift to help up skill local students

Engineering and Trade students at CQUniversity will now have access to state-of-the-art welding equipment, thanks to a donation from Bechtel.

The two Lincoln STT-II welding machines and wire feeders, mounted in a large tool box, will give the students the chance to train on the same level of equipment currently being used on large construction projects, and in trade workshops in the Gladstone region.

The near-new equipment from the Curtis Island liquid natural gas (LNG) projects in Gladstone Harbour will continue to up-skill local students so they can transition successfully into the local workforce.

Mr Berg said the donation recognised the importance of trade training for the region.

“We have proudly employed and trained 436 apprentices across the Curtis Island projects during construction,” he said.

“These apprentices are now fully qualified tradespeople, making them highly employable in their chosen fields.”
“This donation to CQUniversity will support the continuation of trade training and up-skilling for the local community well into the future.”