SkillsTech to give school leavers a taste of a trade career

SkillsTech to launch its inaugural five-day career program offering workshops to school leavers curious about learning a trade

October 25, 2013

SkillsTech Australia will run a five-day workshop program in December to give school leavers a taste of what a trade career has to offer.

The inaugural event, dubbed the Trade Career Launch Program, will offer workshops led by trade-qualified teachers and presentations from key industry stakeholders including employers.

SkillsTech Australia will run the event from December 9 to December 13 at its Acacia Ridge training centre south of Brisbane. The dates coincide with end-of-year school holidays for students in grades 10 to 12.

"The Trade Career Launch Program is a great opportunity for inexperienced people who are curious about a trade career to get their hands dirty," SkillsTech Australia Director of Business Development Ian Lawrence says.

"The program also aims to link students with industry and employment pathways through practical workshops, and establish a sense of what it’s like to work in a trade.

"If you’re interested in a trade career but don’t have practical experience, this is the program for you."

The trades to be covered during the course of the program include automotive, manufacturing and engineering, electrical and building and construction.

SkillsTech says the final day of the course includes presentations from trade associations, apprenticeship centres, training organisations and businesses.

Those interested in attending will need to pay a $480 fee. The program will run from 8am-4pm each day.

SkillsTech says people can call 1800 654 447 or click here for more information.

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