Glencore apprentices put their skills and knowledge to the test at CQUni Emerald

21 September 2021
Highlighting the skills they have developed over the past seven months' Glencore apprentices have participated in the Skills Centre Presentations at CQUniversity's Emerald Campus.

Twenty-five apprentices from Rolleston' Clermont' Oaky Creek' Newlands' Collinsville and Hail Creek presented their Skills Centre journey from its start in January 2021.

Glencore Coal Assets Australia Projects and Training Engineer Paul Gill said the presentations included mechanical' electrical' auto electrical and fabrication apprentices.

'Each apprentice spoke about what they had learned' experienced and what skills they had developed. They then presented the three practical projects they have made – an engineer's vice' a coffee table and an operating piston pump'' Mr Gill said.

He said 15 Glencore site personnel travelled to the Emerald Campus to observe the presentations' while another 5 people logged into the presentations via Webex Online.

'Special thanks go to the CQUniversity Emerald team for making the live feed available to our wider business.

'My congratulations go to the Glencore apprentices' CQUniversity Emerald' management and' in particular' the teachers who have provided an excellent outcome. Special acknowledgement must go to the apprentices and teaching staff for managing Skills Centre participation under the difficulties of COVID-19 – it has been an exceptional effort.'

CQUniversity Associate Vice President Rockhampton and Central Highlands Regions Kim Harrington congratulated the apprentices on their achievements.

'The Skills Centre Presentations is a wonderful opportunity for the apprentices to show how their skills have developed and grown over the year'' she said.

'The apprentices and their teachers should be proud of their achievements. We wish these apprentices all the best in their careers.'