ALBERT RIVER LEARNING CENTRE
Community Jobs Project. (funded by the Queensland Government under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
BTC Cooperative Limited organised and supervised a project at the Albert River Learning Centre to make improvements to the centre buildings.
Participants installed a disabled toilet and shower, painted the centre internally, built a “chook” shed and constructed a market stall to allow centre participants to sell produce at the farm gate.
Participants were supervised by a licenced builder and gained skills in construction, installing wal sheeting and finishing, painting, and working with hand and power tools.
A large number of participants gained employment from the skills achieved on this project.
RUNCORN PONY CLUB
Community Jobs Plan Project funded by the Queensland Government under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.Participants on this project constructed new stables and storage shed for the club, rebuild holding yards and refurbished the toilet area.
Participants gained skills in construction techniques, concreting and paving, painting and fencing techniques.
SKILLING QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK
In the aftermath of the Timor Independence turmoil in 2002, BTC Cooperative Limited was approached by a local community member to develop a Work for the Dole project to build a fishing dory, which would then be sent to East Timor. The project resulted in BTC participants building two 17ft dories from scratch. This included reading the plans, determining the material requirements, lofting the boat, and epoxy finishing all the joints and finally launching the dory.
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