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CMC Open up Opportunities for young FNQ Workers

At 19 years of age, Tristen Bowie from Weipa is currently completing her Certificate III in Civil Construction on CMC’s Mein Deviation on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR) as part of Transport and Main Roads’ Cape York Region Package.

Miss Bowie recently featured in the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ December 2015 Cape York Region Package newsletter. She provided a local perspective on the project and how it was making a difference in her life.

Miss Bowie has been engaged on the project since it started in August 2015. She has successfully completed the theory components of her certificate and is on track to complete the practical work early this year. Once completed, Miss Bowie is optimistic about her experience and skills learned, and hopes to continue her role in the industry on other similar projects.

With an ongoing commitment to support the communities in which we work, CMC’s focus is always to provide as many opportunities for local workers, such as Tristen, where possible.

CMC supports a number of trainees across it projects, with 12 trainees completing similar certificates over the past year.

The Mein Deviation project on the Cape York Peninsula, involves construction of a 29 kilometre sealed road. Prior to the 2015-2016 wet season commencing, CMC had successfully sealed approximately 19 kilometres, with works currently on track to successfully achieve practical completion as scheduled.

Photo: Tristen Bowie