MUTUAL BENEFIT: Kim Cooney and Tyler Reti at the Rabbit Rescue and Santuary at Rushforth.
MUTUAL BENEFIT: Kim Cooney and Tyler Reti at the Rabbit Rescue and Santuary at Rushforth.

Training students help rabbits run

THE Rabbit Rescue and Sanctuary at Rushforth is not only helping rabbits, but also CHS Training students who are working on construction projects around the property.

CHS Training director Darren Hayes said the main goal was for the students to build motivation and important skills for the workforce.

"They will have the edge over the next person that comes in looking for the same job," Mr Hayes said.

"Motivation is a huge part of up-skilling, to be confident and comfortable to go out and apply for what is out there."

Rabbit Rescue and Sanctuary owner Kim Cooney said her rabbit sanctuary rescued abandoned pet rabbits and got them desexed, vaccinated, micro chipped and tattooed for identification.

People could adopt a rabbit for a donation, which ran the sanctuary.

Mrs Cooney said it took her hours to feed and water the rabbits, so the CHS team built a water system that connected the rabbits' pens to taps.

The CHS team are also building an intensive care indoor facility and other pens.

Student Tyler Reti, 19, said it was his first time learning tiling and concreting.

"I want to get as much experience as I can and get into a trade," Mr Reti said.

"The work here is hot but good; we are like a little family now.

"After working here I think I want to be a tiler. It suits because my name is Tyler."



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