Premier Mark McGowan visited Hedland Senior High School today to hammer in the last piece of rail on a 53-metre track donated to the school by BHP.
At 53 metres in length and valued at $280,000, it is the biggest rail installation of its kind at an Australian high school.
The rail track will provide students with the unique opportunity to learn new job-ready skills and graduate with hands-on experience in rail installation.
It follows the commitment from BHP earlier this year to double the intake of apprenticeships and traineeships to 200 in 2018, creating new job opportunities for young Western Australians.
Of those, about 15 positions will be for rail apprentices and trainees.
The McGowan Labor Government and BHP are working together to put in place more apprentices and local jobs for Western Australians.