SEE Group Continues Support in 2024

The BUSY School proudly announces the continuation of its partnership with SEE Group in 2024, marking a significant milestone in our joint mission to uplift disengaged youth. 

Renowned for its unwavering commitment to community welfare and excellence in job training, SEE Group reaffirms its dedication by making another significant financial investment to the ongoing support of The BUSY School in 2024. In addition, the company continues to provide school-based apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for students interested in a career path in the construction industry.

With over three decades of experience as a nationally recognised family-run business in construction solutions, SEE Group supports both its people and the broader community. Understanding that traditional schooling may not suit every individual, SEE Group’s compassionate team actively champions The BUSY School and our focus on addressing the 20% student disengagement statistics in mainstream education. 

“At SEE Group, we view our partnership with The BUSY School as a full-circle commitment to the teenagers in our community,” expressed Peta Newton, Executive Director at SEE Group. 

“It’s not just about providing career opportunities within SEE Group; it’s about ensuring a bright future for the youth of Australia. The BUSY School plays a pivotal role in supporting these students, and we’re proud to stand by them.” 

Chantelle Neiland, People and Culture Manager at SEE Group, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the company’s ethos of familial support. “We are not merely offering career pathways; we are nurturing complete educational journeys for these students. By engaging with parents within the SEE Group community, we aim to inspire a shared vision for the future, where youth thrive.” 

Lee Aitken, CEO of The BUSY School, expressed deep gratitude for the renewed partnership, emphasising the transformative impact on students’ lives. “SEE Group is a family-run business at heart. They understand the importance of building the foundations of learning, career opportunities, and most importantly, support building confidence in young adults. We are grateful for their generous financial contribution which goes a long way in providing more students to re-engage with their education, as well as continuing to offer career opportunities in the construction industry.”  

The renewed partnership between The BUSY School and SEE Group signifies a shared commitment to fostering growth and empowerment for young people who had previously disengaged from education. Through this collaboration, both organisations are contributing to brighter futures for young people in our region. 


For media inquiries, please contact:  

Carly Brown | The BUSY Schools Marketing Specialist 

The BUSY Group 

P: 0448705747 | E: 

Building Futures Project Supporting Future Builders!

Two budding tradies and students at The BUSY School’s newly opened Ipswich campus, Zac and Tyler have been given an opportunity to start their career path into construction, thanks to the Apprenticeships QLD (AQ) Building Futures Project. The BUSY Group is a proud supporter of Apprenticeships QLD and the Building Futures Program offers our BUSY School students practical learning on a construction site that involves renovation of a property.

Working on the seventh house renovation project that The Building Futures Project has initiated in the Ipswich shire, both Zac and Tyler will complete a Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111), which becomes part of their school curriculum. Under the watchful gaze of qualified tradesmen and volunteers from the Ipswich Men’s Shed, the learning opportunity will give them a great taste of the construction industry and further their learning in the industry.

Candice Ferrier, Employment Pathways Officer at The BUSY School campus in Ipswich, said, “Apprenticeships QLD Building Futures Project is a very successful program that has run for many years. In my role supporting young people into their career of choice, it has always been the place to go for young people interested in this area of residential construction.

“Students learn about the importance of safety, reliability, and communication, they learn to work as a team and become self-motivated learners and learn what employers want. The added advantage is the restoration of some of Ipswich’s historic homes. The combination of training and exposure to a live construction site better prepares our young people for what lies ahead. They are coming away with a true sense of what the nature of work in construction truly looks like.”

During their time on the project, Zac and Tyler will gain experience in a range of construction trades including painting, carpentry, concreting and landscaping – just to name a few. They can also interact with current apprentices onsite and be able to apply for future School-based Apprenticeship opportunities in carpentry or painting.

Zac said of his experience, “I thought it would be cool to rebuild homes and this will benefit us by giving us a White Card and our Certificate I in Construction so we can get into an apprenticeship.

“I have already learnt how to create a level surface for laying a large slab of concrete for under the house. We wouldn’t have had this opportunity if it wasn’t for BUSY and meeting Candice!”

Zac, who has ambitions to complete an apprenticeship and start his own construction business one day, has also learnt a vital life skill saying, “Proper nutrition and hydration is really important!”

Tyler is also keen for a career in the construction industry and said of the renovation project, “I’ve already learnt painting, reading building diagrams and how to write job site safety assessments. I want to complete an apprenticeship and become a carpenter.”

When asked what he would say to other high schoolers looking to explore a career in construction, Zac said, “Give it a go and put in as much effort as you can, you’ll get somewhere.”

Zac (L) and Tyler (R) on site at the Ipswich Building Futures Project where they are learning practical knowledge for residential construction and completing a Certificate I in Construction. They are both keen to pursue an apprenticeship pathway in construction.

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