Helping disadvantaged youth across Australia to get onto the path of learning building trades and pursuing promising careers in construction and other areas involves a number of challenges but is thoroughly worthwhile according to the head of a program which works with major building companies and employs thousands of boys on building sites within a number of states across the country.

BoysTown general manager of employment, education and training John Perry said the idea behind the youth services organisation’s enterprise program was not just to help them acquire technical skills and give them a start in a promising career but also to develop broader skills they would use across wider areas…