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Job-ready trails course is a job well done!

The WA trails community has 18 new construction workers who recently graduated from the five-day Job-Ready Trails Construction Training Course held in and around Collie.

The course was developed and delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). 

The hands-on course was designed to prepare local people for trails construction jobs in Collie and Dwellingup. 

It featured well-known Australian trails trainer/builder, Nic Bowman, who was ably supported by local WA legend Mark Hudson and a range of presenters on topics such as dieback awareness, visitor and risk management and trail features. 

The students also constructed a section of trail that will last 20 years and which they can be very proud of.

DLGSC thanks the spirit and generosity of the WA trails community in supporting the project — including Three Chillies, Magic Dirt and Common Ground — who donated a day to mix in with the course and allow students to meet potential employers.

A graduation ceremony took place on Friday 22 November in the centre of Collie with the Hon Mick Murray, Minister for Sport and Recreation, presenting certificates to the students. 

Last updated by Trailtalk Admin Nov 27.

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