(left to right) Chief Executive of Officer Civil Contractors Federation, Robert Row, former Rockhampton Grammar School student Marc Emmert and MP Stirling Hinchliffe at the awards.
(left to right) Chief Executive of Officer Civil Contractors Federation, Robert Row, former Rockhampton Grammar School student Marc Emmert and MP Stirling Hinchliffe at the awards. Supplied

Opportunity knocks for Marc

MARC Emmert is fresh out of school and is already getting high-profile job offers.

And if the 17-year-old plays his cards right, he could end up a civil engineer earning between $80,000 and $100,000 a year once fully qualified.

Thanks to the program Doorways to Civil Construction, which offers Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to gain experience in the civil construction industry, Marc received a Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure Operations Trainee of the Year recently at the Industry Leaders and Training Awards in Brisbane.

The program has the specific aim of recognising and rewarding excellence for the industry’s leading trainees, apprentices and employers working with Civil Train – the registered training organisation of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF).

Doorways to Civil Construction – an initiative of Construction Skills Queensland and the Civil Contractors Queensland – hosts the program in schools all over the state. Marc is weighing up his options, with job offers from Road Tech in the Capricornia region and Civil Constructions in Brisbane.

He was one of eight students who completed the five-week course, which involved three weeks of theory and two weeks of practical.

The program allowed students from all high schools in the area to complete their work experience on projects around Glenmore State High School.

Marc is weighing up his options, with job offers from Road Tech in the Capricornia region and Civil Constructions in Brisbane.



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