Community

GBSC Yurra’s DNA is in the development of communities and we believe that through our projects, people and efforts, we can make positive and lasting changes to the communities in which we operate.

We have an outstanding track record in supporting local businesses and training apprentices and trainees to completion. In the Midwest and Pilbara, the company has always been committed to training the future regional workforce by taking on apprentices for the full term of their apprenticeship and not on a job-by-job basis.

GBSC Yurra has developed a mission statement for our operations which captures our commitment to community development:

“Improving the communities in which we operate by offering opportunities, training, and career pathways to local people” 

 

 

“Improving the communities in which we operate by offering opportunities, training and career pathways to local community members” ​

GBSC Yurra employ a train the trainer to keep managers and supervisors up to date on good training practices and three supervisors have taken training in mentorship.

An example of this was the refurbishment of the Victoria Hotel in Roebourne which was completely renovated and altered into commercial offices and café. We wanted to maximise local employment opportunities through traineeships and local business engagement. School, Roebourne Regional Prison and Aboriginal employment provider REFAP, to oversee the implementation of the Aboriginal employment training model.

We trained a total of 8 school-based trainees and work experience students and had 4 indigenous trainees/apprentices on site from a total of 9.

We delivered 11 new training courses including safety, working at heights, demolition, working with asbestos, safe operation of skid steer and cultural awareness.

37% of the hours worked onsite were Indigenous that was over 10,500 hours

37% of the hours worked onsite were Indigenous that was over 10,500 hours