Students Upskill for the Manufacturing Industry

Sep 18, 2014    

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Did you know that in Macarthur manufacturing is the most productive industry, generating $1,277 million in 2012/2013?  Currently it is estimated that our region has around 17,300 people employed in the Manufacturing sector, across some 880 businesses.

Recently MWLP-Linking Youth connected the Campbelltown Trade Training Centre at Eagle Vale High School with business and industry to showcase the Centre.

21 students from Airds, Picton and Eagle Vale High Schools demonstrated their skills in manufacturing jewellery, hammers and making and racing cars.

Industry and employer representatives from MG My Gateway, Ai Group, Modfab, Breseight Australia, State Training Services and Manufacturing Skills Australia had the opportunity to speak to the students about potential apprenticeships and industry expectations.

Local MPs Russell Matheson and Bryan Doyle both attended.  “It’s good to see local industry actively involved in this Trade Training Centre to help students develop the skills and confidence they will need in the workforce before they leave school.  The Centre gives these students the opportunity to learn, be ready for work or apprenticeships and establish valuable connections to local industry”, commented Russell Matheson.

The day was the brainchild of Eagle Vale High School Teacher Robert Hecimovic, who worked in alliance with teachers from Airds and Picton High Schools, to ensure the days success.

It was a wonderful day of collaboration between all stakeholders that certainly highlighted the need for local young people to be connected to the Manufacturing Industry to learn about career pathways and to showcase the Centre.

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 Details: Janelle Henson, MWLP-Linking Youth, Ph. 4625 1863 or email Janelle.henson@mwlp.com.au

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