BUILDING A FUTURE: Ty Lawrie is excited for a future in construction.
BUILDING A FUTURE: Ty Lawrie is excited for a future in construction. Contributed

Ty building towards career in construction

TY LAWRIE is laying a solid foundation for a successful career in construction.

The Rockhampton Grammar School Year 11 student has been named as a finalist for Construction School Student of the Year.

Ty, a CQUniversity VET in Schools student, has always wanted to be a builder.

He said he was excited to be nominated and the certificate course had helped him prepare for his future career as a builder.

"I've always wanted to be a builder, and am hoping to get an apprenticeship after I finish Year 12," Ty said.

"The Certificate I in Construction has given me a good idea of what will be expected as an apprentice, and I've already been part of some big projects at CQUni."

Ty said the overall experience made him determined to gain a school-based apprenticeship next year, which he was applying for now.

"Ultimately, I'd like to run a construction business and also work the family cattle property - so I try to take on as much as I can now to prepare for that," Ty said.

Attending CQUniversity Rockhampton City once a week, Ty has completed an architecturally designed cubbyhouse, and he's also done work experience with Rockhampton company Hammertime Constructions.

Ty thanked his teachers at CQUni TAFE for providing practical advice in their teaching, and always relating it back to the construction industry.



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