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We met Kodi Stevans earlier this year when he came to Challenge Employment and Training to complete the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Certificate I in Construction!

Kodi worked on the Cooneana Heritage Centre Project where the trainees worked with two non-for-profit organisations – the Ipswich Historical Society Inc. and the Ipswich Genealogical Society Inc to help them improve two historic buildings – Brighton House and Briggs House which are both located in New Chum.

This project helped the trainees to improve their practical skill development and they undertook a wide variety of tasks – cementing under both buildings, replacing the battens under both houses and gates, repaired and replaced weather boards, replaced gutters and down pipes and painted both of the buildings – to name just a few!

At the young age of just seventeen, the construction traineeship helped Kodi to realise what he wants to do in life – become a fully qualified carpenter!

During his traineeship, Kodi also worked with our Transition to Work team to look for possible positions that would suit him for when he finished and to help get him job ready.

One day, a carpentry apprenticeship came up at the very respectable building company – Stroud Homes! As any construction trainee would, Kodi jumped at the opportunity.

Kodi was successful in passing the interview round and was offered a five day work trial – flash forward after those five days and he was offered the position as the carpentry apprentice at Stroud Homes and is fitting in extremely well! Not bad for a young seventeen year old if you ask us!

Kodi is expected to finish his apprenticeship in four years and his goal of becoming a fully qualified carpenter will become a reality!

Do you want a success story like Kodi’s? Call us TODAY on (07) 3282 8000 and let us help you on your journey into long term employment!

This project was proudly funded under the Queensland Governments Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.