Glencore apprentices have highlighted the skills they have learned during the Skills Centre Presentations at CQUniversity's Emerald Campus.
Glencore apprentices have highlighted the skills they have learned during the Skills Centre Presentations at CQUniversity's Emerald Campus.

CQ apprentices impress industry leaders with skills

CLOSE to 30 Central Queensland apprentices highlighted the skills they have developed so far in a presentation at Emerald’s CQUniversity.

Twenty-nine Glencore apprentices, from Rolleston, Clermont, Oaky Creek, Newlands, Collinsville and Hail Creek, participated in the Skills Centre Presentations at CQU on August 25, sharing their journey from January.

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,” he said.

“They then presented the two practical components they have made – an engineer’s vice and an operating piston pump.”

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He said 12 Glencore site personnel travelled to the Emerald Campus to observe the presentations, while another 12 people logged into the presentations via Webex Online.

“Special thanks goes to the CQUniversity Emerald team for making the live feed available to our wider business,” Mr Gill said.

“My congratulations goes to the Glencore apprentices, CQUniversity Emerald, management and, in particular, the teachers who have provided an excellent outcome.

“Special acknowledgment 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 (North Queensland and Hinterland) Professor Pierre Viljoen 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 past seven months,” Prof Viljoen said.

“In what has been a difficult year, the apprentices and their teachers should be proud of their achievements. We wish these apprentices all the best in their careers.”


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