Robert dances his way to graduation success

Robert Simpson-McLeod has put his best foot forward – along with a few dance moves of his own – to complete the Nowra Bridge Pre-Employment Program.

Backed by Fusion Training Solutions and construction firm Fulton Hogan, Robert joined 10 other graduates recently who earned a certificate through the $342 million Nowra Bridge project.

An avid dancer with an eye on the construction industry, the 22-year-old Nowra resident was impressive with his approach and determination to succeed.

“It was helpful to learn the skills and knowledge that comes with building,” he said.

“I enjoyed all things throughout the program. Thank you to Fusion.”

Robert is also a keen member of South Coast cultural dance group Djiriba Waagura, which means two crows.

The group describes itself with an ‘aim to revitalise and strengthen Aboriginal culture by providing captivating cultural experiences that inspire connectedness, empower local communities and foster both educational and personal growth’.

Robert said he enjoyed performing with the group throughout NSW.

“It’s something that I’m very proud of. It’s rewarding to perform with Djiriba Waagura,” he said.

“I hope to continue dancing and further my career in construction. The Pre-Employment Program with Fusion is a great start.”