Risk Response + Rescue: Recently our students have enjoyed every moment working aboard a fishing vessel at Wollongong Harbour as part of our current projects. The students have been applying new skills and knowledge on board the vessel as part of a Certificate II course in Construction Pathways. The students enjoyed a combination of good weather in an exciting learning environment while on board the fishing vessel. The work was a joint venture between Fusion and Risk Response + Rescue.
Illawarra Live Steamers: Another keen group of Fusion students have come together to enhance the grounds of the Illawarra Live Steamers in North Wollongong.The students have combined their skills to clean and maintain the site ahead of the next Open Day by The Steamers. Those involved in the work include students from Horticulture (Cert II), Construction Pathways (Cert II) and Cleaning Operations (Cert III).
Cleaning at Higgins Coatings: Six weeks into a Certificate III in Cleaning Operations course and our students are almost ‘job-ready’ after showing the necessary skills to enter a trade. Apart from classroom work, the students have also been on-site at Higgins Coatings in Montague St, North Wollongong. Here, they have been applying new skills in cleaning, mopping, dusting and improving the kitchen and offices with impressive outcomes.
Kogarah Oval & St George Hospital: A number of students have been taking part in a construction course at two prominent locations in Sydney's south. The students have been keeping the grounds and amenities tidy at Kogarah Oval before moving onto the grounds of St George Hospital. The project is receiving assistance from property company Brookfield Multiplex.
Greenhouse Park, Coniston: Twelve students taking part in a construction course recently spent seven weeks at Greenhouse Park, installing 40 large fence panels, renovating a compound shed and beautifying the grounds of the Springhill Road site. Greenhouse Park is an old builders’ tip that is being transformed into an Eco Park. It is operated by Wollongong City Council.
Moree: A group of enthusiastic young people from the Moree area completed enhancement works on the grounds of The Salvation Army in Anne St, including the installation of disabled access ramps and the creation of a native garden. The group were part of a construction course run by Fusion Training Solutions and JobLink Plus, resulting in the employment all 15 students who participated.
Albion Park Rail: Six properties occupied by residents of Illawarra disability support service House with No Steps have received a mini makeover by unemployed students paying off fines. Eighteen students studying with Fusion Training Solutions spent three days battling humid conditions to enthusiastically enhance the properties in Bateman Ave, Albion Park Rail, and place a smile on the faces of the disabled residents.
House with No Steps: Last year 12 young job-seekers hammered, painted and swept their way towards enhancing the homes of residents with a disability associated with the region’s disability support service, House with No Steps. The collective approach saw three homes - Dapto, Shellharbour and Gwynneville – receive a renovation makeover including painting, cosmetic enhancements and basic maintenance to each residential property.