Students from Albion Park High School have been busy building a toolbox, learning about motor vehicles and constructing brick walls with our Try a Trade initiative across TAFE Illawarra Shellharbour and Wollongong.
The one semester customised commercial program is an extension of the Career Pathway Taster and gives selected students from local high schools an opportunity to gain essential practical skills in a cross-section of trade areas.
Deborah White, TVET coordinator, says the program is an innovative way to engage future students with the range of career pathways on offer at TAFE Illawarra.
"The idea behind the Try a Trade initiative is to give students an enjoyable experience that might connect them with a study area of interest. The students will be continuing their learning with plumbing basics at TAFE Illawarra Wollongong in a couple of weeks and will also gain a White Card and First Aid Certificate.
At the end of the program the students will walk away with practical experience, a sense of their future career possibilities and certificates in specific areas."