James Meehan students exposed to trade careers and how to get them

Aug 12, 2015    

Year 10 students from James Meehan High School, who were interested in gaining an Apprenticeship or Traineeship when they leave school, recently attended an interactive and informative seminar to enhance their awareness of the many trade pathways available.

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The session covered many motivating topics including:

  • Understanding TAFE/Group Training Companies/Apprenticeships/Traineeships
  • Tackling the Employment Market
  • Preparing for employment
  • Types of Apprenticeships and Traineeships available
  • And where to find them

What better way to learn about a trade than hear directly from an up and coming tradesperson!  A 4th Year Apprentice, employed by CJD Equipment, spoke about his duties and how he gained his Apprenticeship.

Students also heard from a Trainee employed by Campbelltown City Council about her Traineeship and what she intends to pursue on completion.

Local employer MG My Gateway spoke about their organisation and expectations from students when they complete either their Traineeship or Apprenticeship.

Students enjoyed the seminar and learnt a lot. They had plenty of opportunities to ask questions specific to the industry and trade they were interested in.

Amber Hope, Career Development Specialist at MWLP – Linking Youth hosted the seminar.  She said “It was encouraging to see such a level of involvement from the students and to see them discover information that will be vital to them as they start on their career pathway”.

For more information please contact Amber on 0438 462 019 or at amber.hope@mwlp.com.au

Media Relations contact:  Sue Scobie Ph 0438 046 293 or at sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au