Glencore apprentices demonstrate practical skills at CQU

06 October 2022

Glencore apprentices have put their skills on show' participating in the Skills Centre Presentations at CQUniversity's Emerald Campus recently.

Twenty-seven first year apprentices constructed an engineer's vice' coffee table and operating piston pump as part of the event' showcasing what they have learned over the past eight months.

Glencore Projects and Training' Coal Assets Engineer Paul Gill congratulated the mechanical electrical' auto electrical and fabrication apprentices on their work.

"The apprentices came from Rolleston' Clermont' Oaky Creek' Collinsville and Hail Creek'" Mr Gill said.

"They each presented the three practical projects they have made' speaking about what they have learned' experienced and what skills they have developed during the last eight months.

"Fourteen Glencore site personnel also travelled to the Emerald Campus to observe the presentations.

"I congratulate the Glencore apprentices on their work and thank their teachers for making this possible."

CQUniversity Associate Vice President Rockhampton and Central Highlands Regions Kim Harrington said the Skills Centre Presentations were a wonderful opportunity for the apprentices to put the skills they have learned to work in a practical way.

"These apprentices should be very proud of what they have presented'" she said.

"This has given them the chance to showcase their abilities and they should be congratulated on their efforts.

"I also extend my thanks to the teachers who have worked closely with the apprentices to help them achieve what they have."

Two apprentices from Clermont' one from Oaky Creek and one from Collinsville were selected to contest the Glencore Interstate Skills Competition that was held in late September.