Trainees “digging” their brighter future

Council training activities this week have seen seven (7) Cherbourg  council staff start journey to gaining their Excavator  operator qualification.

Staff trained on one of councils latest machines, a 1.7 ton Caterpillar mini excavator .

The new machine has a narrow track  base to allow access through a single pedestrian gateway to conduct earthworks in house yards .

Participants Craig Renouf, Lowana Leedie and Justine Purcell  came in top of the class ,impressing the instructor with there positive have a go  attitude  and increased skill level after only 2 days of training.

Participants will be out working on projects with the new excavator in the community over the next couple of months before going through their final assessment and becoming qualified operators .