KIC Metals and Engineering School based Traineeship - Gilmore College
The Program is a joint venture between Kwinana Industries Council, Challenger Institute of Technology and Gilmore College. Students are enrolled fulltime at Gilmore College, receive training one day a week at Challenger Institute of Technology and spend blocks of time in work placements. Students are paid a training wage throughout this program.
The Kwinana Industries Council program is held in high regard in industry and placement rates for students into apprenticeships are very high at the end of Year 12.
Most students who successfully complete the Metals and Engineering Traineeship obtain employment in one of the following areas as an apprentice:
- Fabrication: welder, sheet metal worker, boilermaker, shipwright, patternmaker, and electrical fitter.
- Mechanical: plant mechanic, heavy duty mechanic, electroplater, fitter, metal machinist, refrigeration, mechanic and tool maker.
At the end of Year 12, trainees will complete their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and Traineeship Certificate II in Engineering Production and will be ‘work ready’. This will reduce the time needed to complete an apprenticeship in an associated industry.