Come & Try Day at Katherine
July 27, 2021
Barpa Construction Services value giving back to the Community and supporting the education of young students where possible through mentorship, work experience, scholarships and local event sponsorship.
Our project team at the RAAF Base Tindal Workers Accommodation Village (WAV) Expansion hosted a ‘Come & Try Day’ and over 50 Indigenous students currently undertaking Year 11 and 12 at the local Katherine High School were in attendance, and engaged in a number of activities on-site to gain an insight to what a career in the construction industry may look like.
The aim of the day was to communicate the importance of finishing secondary education and for the students to understand the many different pathways that can lead you to the career of your choice.
The day was well attended by key stakeholders from Katherine High School, Clontarf Foundation, CatholicCare NT, Indigenous Participation Coordinator Alice Beilby from Savanna Solutions Ltd and many from the Barpa team.
Barpa hosted guest speakers from our local Indigenous subcontractors, some of which who had completed their education at Katherine High School and spoke to the career opportunities locally and within the NT.
At Barpa we are very proud to have Indigenous employees and leaders within our business, all of which took the opportunity to share their experiences with the students in attendance.
Many thanks to Jeremy Clark, Kyle (Jack) Butler, Bradley Hutchings and Coane Nobbs for sharing their stories and words of encouragement.
The day was a huge success and was well received by all involved. Barpa thank site manager Liam Megarrell for his efforts in organising the event and ensuring that the day ran smoothly.