Students gain experience with community rebuilding

Students from Harristown State High School, about 100km west of Brisbane, will help build a new home for the Sorenson family. Members of the family have been battling serious health problems in recent years, preventing them from buying in their own home. The 10 Harristown year 11 and 12 students are part of CSQ’s Be Constructive program, which is designed to give students a path into the construction industry. The students will undertake a variety of tasks including plastering, framing, wall cladding and painting. They will gain a Certificate 1 qualification in General or Civil Construction upon completion. As well as input from the students and CSQ, the project will benefit from assistance from the community rebuilding group Habitat for Humanity and a group of sponsors.“This project will allow Harristown students to gain invaluable experience while assisting a very worthwhile cause,” said CSQ chief executive officer Rod Camm“It is also very rewarding for our mentors to work alongside Habitat for Humanity, an organisation that does an outstanding amount of good work in the community.“Habitat for Humanity projects are an ideal fit for Be Constructive and there are exciting opportunities for both organisations to work together in the future.”

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