Students get a taste of careers at TAFE New England
Staff at the TAFE New England Gunnedah
campus are busily preparing for the BHP Billiton Skills Taster Day which will
be held on Monday 22 June.
Gunnedah Mayor, Owen Hasler, will open
the Skills Taster Day. Students from Gunnedah High School, St Mary’s College
and Quirindi High School will spill through the gates of the campus to gain
hands on experience and a taste of skills for a variety of careers.
The annual event, which is sponsored
by BHP Billiton, is a joint initiative of TAFE New England, Careers Network
Incorporated, TESA Mining and the local high schools. The day provides an
excellent opportunity for students to meet TAFE New England teaching staff, and
support staff, to discuss vocational study options, career opportunities and
Event organiser and Campus Manager,
Christine Nash says “We welcome all students to attend the Gunnedah campus on
Monday to experience the state-of-the-art facilities that are available right
here on their doorstep”.
“If students are unsure of what they
are planning to do after completing the HSC, or would like to investigate
pathways into tertiary study, there a range of qualified industry professionals
that can discuss a variety of study options available to them”.
A variety of skills will be on show at
the event including resources and infrastructure, engineering, construction,
enrolled nursing, business, design and digital media and many more. Gunnedah
Rotary Club will be on hand to prepare a sausage sizzle for students who have
worked up an appetite for their career and lunch!
The BHP Billiton Skills Taster Day
will be held from 9.15am to 3.15pm at the TAFE New England Gunnedah Campus
which is located in Hunter Street.