VET Building and Construction at BSSC continues to be a great pathway for students looking to move into a whole range of industries.

As the class of 2018 draws to a close, six students are set to achieve their Certificate II with some already having secured work.

Dylan Igoe is one of those students who has made the most of all that comes with connecting secondary study to local employment opportunities. As well as his Cert II in Building Construction he has a Cert II in Automotive Body Repair.

“I started working part-time at Tint a Car when I was in Year 10, then began a school-based apprenticeship in Year 11 at BSSC,” Dylan said. “It’s a good feeling to know that I have a job lined up. I’d definitely recommend a school-based apprenticeship to anyone interested in a trade.”

Will McClure-Wallace is another student putting the finishing touches to his Cert II and has already seen the difference it makes to prospective employers.

“I’m hoping to be finished my Cert II by the start of Term 4,” Will said. “I’ve already had a few interviews so things are looking good.”

Teacher, David Jacob, stressed how important it is for students to complete their Certificate.

“The guys who are getting it done are the ones who are putting in the extra time out of class and really focussing on what they need to tick off,” he said. “Having that Certificate really makes a difference when students are applying for apprenticeships and other positions.”

VET & RTO Manager, Jenny Moloney, spoke to the students this morning and encouraged them to get across the line.

“It’s an amazing achievement,” she said. “Hats off to every one of you. It’s something that will serve you well as you head out into the world.”