SRL EAST career

SRL East supports high school girls’ career aspirations

An innovative trainee program is giving Victorian high school girls a unique chance to kick-start a career in construction by working on Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East from Cheltenham to Box Hill. Delivered in partnership with Laing O’Rourke, Head Start and Holmesglen TAFE, the NextGen Construct program provides work experience to girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), offering valuable hands-on experience working on SRL East two days a week over two years, as well as opportunities for mentoring and future ongoing employment at the end of the program. Each student is paired with a female industry mentor and their program hours contribute to a Certificate III in Business through Holmesglen. Four Year 11 students are participating this year. Jade Gosbell, 16, from Melbourne Girls’ College, hopes to become a carpenter and has joined the Health and Safety team while completing a Certificate II in Building and Construction Carpentry. Read More