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CQUni Emerald hosts apprentices for annual Glencore Skills Competition

Published:27 November 2018

Apprentice Lachlan Munton attended the CQUni Emerald campus for the annual Glencore Skills Competition recently.

Glencore’s first year apprentices have demonstrated their trade skills in a real work situation with the constraint of time during the Annual Skills Competition at CQUniversity’s Emerald Campus recently.

Twenty apprentices from the Glencore Queensland sites, including Collinsville, Newlands, Clermont, Oaky Creek (UG) and Rolleston, participated.

Coal Assets Australia Glencore Projects and Training Engineer Paul Gill said they were given basic information during exercises which they needed to interpret, analyse and plan to deliver an outcome.

“Both mechanical and electrical apprentices completed welding and machinery exercises and first aid simulations,” he said.

“The electrical apprentices then completed a practical electrical wiring and testing exercise, while the mechanical apprentices completed hydraulic exercises and circuit identification on mining machines.

“We are pleased that next year’s competition will see Hail Creek apprentices participating.”

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands) Associate Professor Anita Milroy said the Annual Skills Competition gave apprentices the chance to put their trade skills to the test.

“It’s wonderful to see the apprentices putting the skills they have learnt into practice.”