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New pre-apprenticeship program for Karratha students

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An initiative between the WA Government and the Western Australian resources sector will enable Karratha students to complete a pre-apprenticeship course from 2020, with the opportunity for future employment in the mining sector.

From 2020, Year 11 students from Karratha Senior High School will be able to obtain a Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship qualification in Electrotechnology Electrician or Engineering Mechanical Trade at North Regional TAFE.

This is part of the Pilbara Collaboration Charter, an initiative between the State Government and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia and collaboration partners BHP, Chevron Australia, CITIC Pacific Mining, Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, Woodside and Yara Pilbara.

These resources companies have committed to interview the students who complete these pre-apprenticeship courses with North Regional TAFE.

The two-year program will require Karratha Senior High School students to attend TAFE on a full-time basis during Term 4 of Year 11 and Term 1 of Year 12. The program will meet the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education.

The Pilbara Collaboration Charter was developed in response to the Premier’s request for industry and Government to work together to deliver further social and economic benefits to the Pilbara region.

Source: WA Government

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