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Get Involved

The success of RISEUP can be credited to the support of dedicated founding industry partners and local businesses, vocational trainers, youth workers and police youth case managers.

Employers, now is your opportunity to work in close partnership with police to provide young people an opportunity to work, and potentially develop a future employee to support your business' growth.

Your involvement can help provide a positive environment to re-engage and realign relationships with young people, support their decision-making and deliver tangible education and employment outcomes.

To register your interest or to find out more information, contact us using the form below.


"The Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation (ABBTF) is a national training foundation that delivers new and numerous work ready programs every year throughout Australia. ABBTF supports the RISEUP Program which provides participants with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and job readiness.

The initiative links with our endeavours to meet the demand for apprentice bricklayers. Currently there is a severe shortage of skilled and qualified bricklayers in the building industry, meaning there are career and income opportunities for young people interested in learning the trade. By providing support in these key areas, it is anticipated that the NSW Police Force, PCYC NSW and ABBTF will assist the industry to prepare for current and future demands for quality bricklaying tradesmen and thus reduce construction time frames and cost."

Brendan Coyle, Regional Manager, Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation

"As the Bricklaying & Apprentice Manager at Eden Brae Homes, I work closely with our Apprentices and Host Contractors. We have had the opportunity to work with the NSW Police Force and PCYC NSW on the RISEUP program. Through this opportunity, we have had the privilege to support three young men start their working career in the building industry.

I have also enjoyed meeting some of the young men - speaking to them about the building industry and finding jobs. I look forward to continue working with the NSW Police Force and PCYC NSW in the future to support young people build their future."

Bruce Kirby, Bricklayer Supervisor, Eden Brae Homes

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