Ocean and Earth Training Specialists has praised its newest group of Collie Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations training course graduates.
Twenty-six students have received graduate honours and qualifications for operating an excavator, water cart, roller, grader and front-end loader.
The students also completed the work health and safety, white card and risk assessment components necessary to pass.
Ocean and Earth Training Specialists course coordinator Rebecca McClure said the students sought to build their skills over the course’s duration.
“They were fantastic, in regards to the students it was about the commitment and drive that they showed that was so impressive,” she said.
“The teamwork was something that really stood out, there was a lot of support between all of the individuals to be successful as an entire group.
“They have all received the skills enhancement to increase their employability in these relative fields now.”
The students took part in practical training over the past nine weeks, operating heavy vehicles and moving ground within the Collie Motorplex’s inlet.
They also conducted theoretical exercises in the course’s first three weeks.
Ms McClure said the students were always on time or early, while communication between the students and trainers had also developed.
“A lot of practical work has been done out there with our live works training so it’s been really great to see the real skills come through and the Collie Motorplex have given really fantastic feedback from the work that has been done out there,” she said.
The graduation was held on Thursday, May 4 at the Collie Motorplex.
“Ngalang Boodja has been exceptional in their grass-roots mentoring throughout this course which has been a very powerful thing to bring to the outcomes as well,” she said.
Ocean and Earth is set to run a Certificate II in Construction for live works training, with 20 students working on demolishing an unused office area.
The course focuses on concreting, brick-laying, painting and carpentry.