Recently twenty-one Year 10 students attended a four day course to explore their interest in the building industry, in partnership with Skilled Hire.
The students gained valuable knowledge and skills across a range of trade-related activities including erecting and dismantling scaffold, bricklaying, brick paving, carpentry and joinery. The students also took the opportunity to gain their White card, which is an industry standard, entry level requirement in occupational health and safety for any building site.
Head of Technologies, Mr Steve Parry, said the students all displayed a high level of participation and enjoyment throughout the week. “With a skills shortage in WA, opportunities such as Try-a-Trade Week offer students valuable insight into possible VET pathways,” he said, “as well as gaining practical awareness of the College’s MIS [Manufacturing Industries Studies] program for Years 11 and 12.”