ITeC has recently completed a 12 month project made possible through funding from the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Jobs Fund Scheme.
The project was designed to create employment opportunities in the Illawarra, while providing a much needed upgrade to the community facilities at Ron Costello Oval in Shellharbour.
The home of the Shellharbour Sharks has seen a major regeneration throughout the project, including the integration of many state of the art facilities focused on sustainability and utilising green-building techniques.
The project has provided:
The project created up to 60 employment opportunities throughout the 12 month period including:
All trainees employed by ITeC were successful in gaining nationally recoginised training in the construction industry and this has provided them with much needed employment experience and career pathways.
Through the traineeship and mentoring program put in place throughout the project, some of the Construction Trainees have moved onto to ongoing employment including local trade apprenticeships.
The project also provided many local students with the opportunity to undertake practical work experience in the construction and trades areas and assisted them in meeting the requirements for their Higher School Certificates.
Overall, the project has been widely successful, exceeding all of its objectives including job generation, upgrading community facilities and highlighting the importance of green construction in the local area.
These photos show the building progression of the main amenities building at Ron Costello Oval in Shellharbour.
Our hard-working participants mixing cement, constructing walls and learning the trade of bricklaying