TAFE NSW students build support for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
TAFE NSW building design, carpentry, plumbing and electrical students will be using hands-on skills in The Provident Project Management – House that Youth Built project to construct a house in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.
Early next year, the students will build a two bedroom house under the guidance of PBS Building as well as with input from design consultants and subcontractors. Following its completion, the house will be transported to the Sydney HIA Home Show in March for auction.
“Working on the construction of a house gives the TAFE NSW students, from across the building industry, the opportunity to come together and further develop their practical skills and work experience which will translate directly into the workforce,” TAFE NSW team leader building Tom Hore says.
Tom believes that the project is a wonderful initiative and is a way for students to get involved with a real project while also working for a great cause.
“Having the opportunity to work on the Provident Project Management – House that Youth Built project has been a really great hands-on experience. I’ve always loved designing and working with CAD software so it’s great to use what I’ve been learning at TAFE NSW to create something that is going to support others,” 17-year-old student Ethan Scotney says.
“During the process I have worked closely with my TAFE NSW teachers and the builders at PBS Building which has really helped me get the design right, and understand the correct materials to use for the house.”