Building Skills For The Future With Nvc Precast

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NVC Precast has been on-boarding apprentices providing employment opportunities to the local community at a much-needed time.

Based in Kilmore, Victoria which is home to 8,000 people, NVC Precast is one of the town’s largest employers.

When the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many businesses in the area were forced to close or scale back operations.

As part of the essential construction industry, with additional safety and social distancing measures in place, NVC Precast continued to operate and even grow to meet demand.

With projects such as the Victorian Level Crossing Removals and the Moggs Creek Bridge on the Great Ocean Road still pushing ahead, the company is very busy.

In addition to operations staff, NVC Precast has been able to hire three new apprentices to help the wider team with works, providing employment opportunities to the people of living in the area.

Brett Harrison, Precast Manager at NVC Precast, says the apprentices will have an opportunity to gain hands on experience when working on some of the company’s projects such as the North West Alliance rail upgrade at Bell Street, Moreland Road in Coburg and the Werribee Street Level Crossing Removal.

“For the rail upgrade project in Coburg we are supplying L Beams, Crossheads, T Beams and planks, so there is a lot to learn,” Mr. Harrison says.

“There are a vast number of learning opportunities for the apprentices, the main skill is welding. We have a requirement to weld reinforcements as part of the design for rail. They will specifically be welding cages for electrical conductivity as well as other activities that we do within the business.”