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The Renewal SA Works Program provides training and employment programs in partnership with other organisations so that local communities and individuals benefit from our urban renewal activities.

Darren Wanganeen, who participated in the Port Adelaide Railway Station Live Training Site followed by work experience at The Square at Woodville West with T&J Constructions, was named Indigenous Trainee of the Year. Darren is now employed by T&J Constructions and working on a civil construction project at Renewal SA’s Bowden development.

Kate Griffen, who undertook the Women in Civil Live Training Site program at Playford Alive with Civil Train, was named Certificate II in Civil Construction Trainee of the Year by the Civil Contractors Federation (SA). Kate is now working on the Torrens to Torrens through Zancott Recruitment.

Darren and Kate were among seven Works Program graduates who were finalists in Friday’s Civil Contractors Federation of South Australia awards, which were held at Adelaide Oval. All seven impressed their supervisors with a positive attitude, commitment to the program and willingness to learn.

Since it began in 2008, Renewal SA’s Works Program has delivered more than 4500 accredited training opportunities with many of those going on to gain paid employment.

Anyone interested in Renewal SA’s training and employment program should visit the Works Program section of the Renewal SA website or follow Renewal SA on Twitter to keep updated with new programs.

Renewal SA Works Program finalists

Best Training to Employment Outcome

  • Kate Griffen (Women in Civil, Playford Alive), now working on the Torrens to Torrens through Zancott Recruitment. Registered Training Organisation: Civil Train.
  • Elizabeth Magoch (Women in Civil, Playford Alive), now working for Davison Earthworks. Registered Training Organisation: Civil Train.
  • Yao Abigali (Railway Station Live Training Site, Our Port), working through procurement at T& J Construction. Registered Training Organisation: Carey Training.
  • Darren Wanganeen (Railway Station Live Training Site, Our Port), working through procurement at T& J Construction. Registered Training Organisation: Carey Training.
  • Todd Dennis (Tickets to Trade Live Training Site, Playford Alive), working with Camco through procurement. Registered Training Organisation: IS Australia.

Certificate II in Civil Construction Trainee of the Year

  • Natasha Weller (Women in Civil, Playford Alive), undertook two weeks work experience with Mossop through procurement at Bowden. Registered Training Organisation: Civil Train.
  • Alexander Place (Calvary Central Districts Live Training Site, Playford Alive), working on the Torrens to Torrens through Altus Traffic Control. Registered Training Organisation: Civil Train.
  • Yao Abigail (Railway Station Live Training Site, Our Port), working through procurement at T& J Construction. Registered Training Organisation: Carey Training.
  • Todd Dennis (Tickets to Trade Live Training Site, Playford Alive), working with Camco through procurement. Registered Training Organisation: IS Australia.
  • Darren Wanganeen (Railway Station Live Training Site, Our Port), working through procurement at T& J Construction. Registered Training Organisation: Carey Training.
  • Elizabeth Magoch (Women in Civil, Playford Alive), working for Davison Earthworks. Registered Training Organisation: Civil Train.

Indigenous Trainee of the Year

  • Darren Wanganeen (Railway Station Live Training Site, Our Port), working through procurement at T& J Construction. Registered Training Organisation: RTO Carey Training.
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