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AMES students learn about trades

2 June 20140 comments

trya trade pic2x400Youth students from St Albans, Footscray and Box Hill recently were introduced to potential employment opportunities through a ‘Try a Trade’ event.

The event took place at the Phoenix Youth Centre, in Footscray, and was organised by the City of Maribyrnong Youth Services and the Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley LLEN.

Students were provided with a colour map and show bag containing a ‘passport’.

The passport was colour coded to represent different trades such as carpentry, hair and beauty, tiling and hospitality.

As students moved through the venue and participated in activities they had their passport stamped. Twelve stamps qualified them for a prize draw.

Job information posters were displayed relating to the 45-or-so trades exhibited containing information about the job, employment prospects in Victoria, average weekly earnings and more.

The ‘Try a Trade’ event has been running since 2009. It is a free event and is a fun and interactive way for students to explore the world of trades.

Trades exhibited included: engineering, carpentry, hair and beauty, allied health, business administration, floor and wall tiling, bricklaying, fitness, optical, technical security, child care and/or aged care, hospitality and travel and tourism.

For more information on this story, contact Margot Hennessy on: (03) 8558 8800