9 apprentices and their team leader embarked on ground breaking, track building work this week at the Maxwell Street end of the Bridport Walking Track.
They are pleased to report that the first 50 metres of track has been prepared for aggregate path installation.
“The enthusiasm of the crew is obvious,” reports team leader Nick Shuter and “it will be a challenge to contain their gung-ho attitude and passion for this outdoor work.”
In order to train them in the underpinning knowledge that is fundamental to track work construction, Nick and the crew head to the classroom after two days of track work. He is confident that the apprentices in this crew will rise to this challenge, even though their preference is for the hands-on, practical side of this work.
The apprentices are being trained in various modules required for fulfilling the requirements of Certificate II Land Conservation and Management. The modules for “Recognise Plants,” and “Plant Trees and Shrubs” are foremost on Nick’s training agenda tomorrow after he convenes a weekly safety meeting with the apprentices.
Text and Photos: Judy Barnett