Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has begun offering a Certificate III in Operations, furthering opportunities for its trainees.
Nathaniel Sigvart and Chris Lambert became the first trainees at GPC to sign up to the certificate with MREAL.
Bulk Handling Manager, Robert Torrisi, said he was proud to see the corporation offering the new career path, and was happy to see Nathaniel and Chris furthering their careers with GPC.
“Nathaniel and Chris recently completed their Certificate II in Operations with us, so it is great to see them progressing through another vocational study path,” Mr Torrisi said.
“We are proud to support them through their training; it’s such a great achievement for the corporation to be offering this course as part of our traineeship program.”
Assistant Minister for Treasury and Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, said he was thrilled to see the port supporting local training.
“It is vitally important that workers are provided with opportunities to grow and expand their skill set,” Mr Butcher said.
“Introducing this progression pathway will help people like Nathaniel, Chris and Gemma further develop their skills without having to change jobs or employers.”
GPC was also proud to welcome Gemma Cusack, who started her Certificate II in Operations, signing the dotted line beside Mr Sigvart and Mr Lambert.
GPC is the gateway to Australian jobs, trade and prosperity, with one in four jobs in regional Queensland relying on trade.
As one of Australia’s premier multi-commodity ports, GPC will see a total of 24 new faces join the corporation through its Apprentice and Traineeship Program in 2020.