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AMES students get a taste of the workplace

10 January 20140 comments

voc-cert-pic-resizedOn the 6th of December, 14 excited and inspired AMES students were presented with their Certificate I in Vocational Preparation at Holmesglen, Glen Waverley.

The students, from four different AMES sites, had just completed the first SEE Trade Taster course organised in partnership with Holmesglen, a member of the AMES SEE Consortium.

During the eight week course the students had a taste of Floristry, Horticulture, Sports and Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism.

They made pizzas, mocktails and coffee, potted plants, learned about massage and the importance of stretching as well as how to arrange and present flowers. The students worked very hard and learned a lot, gaining confidence and building solid friendships along the way.

“Gaining an insight into TAFE and the possibilities that are available to them in the future was very inspiring for these students.  It has helped them to clarify their career plans leaving them invigorated and determined,” said AMES Program Support Coordinator Janet Dean.

“The students have now returned to AMES so they can continue to improve their English.  They know, more than ever now, that English is what they need to be able to enter the world they tasted in this course.” Janet said.

“We are currently working with Holmesglen in planning for the next Trade Taster course in Term 2 this year,” she said.

For further more information on this story, please email Janet Dean.