A pre-apprenticeship program funded through the State Government’s Skilling South Australia initiative, is set to assist 20 local jobseekers in the crane service industry.
The 20 participants in the Rigging Pre-Apprenticeship program will learn the ropes at MAX Cranes and Equipment Hire before 14 continue on to Certificate III Mobile Crane Operations traineeships.
The 18-month qualification will create a pathway for those seeking to operate the 1,200-tonne hydraulic crane owned by MAX Cranes.
Skilling South Australia launched back in 2018, and since then more than 44,500 apprenticeships have been completed, over 200 skills projects have been developed, and more than 2,700 employers have hired their first apprentice.
Dan van Holst Pellekaan says, “South Australia is in the middle of a jobs boom and with projects like the SA/NSW interconnector starting soon and the massive Goyder South renewable energy project having planning approval there will be exciting job opportunities for years to come.”
Skilling South Australia is a $200 million partnership with the Australian Government to deliver the skills required by industry.
MAX Cranes was established in Port Augusta in 2002, and is a leading heavy lifting, transport and equipment hire company.
The training project will be delivered across regional SA, including Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla.
For more information on Skilling South Australia and how to get involved, visit: https://innovationandskills.sa.gov.au/skills/skilling-south-australia