Media Release - TVET students nail apprenticeships
TAFE New England carpentry teachers
are excited to announce that seven students from Tamworth high schools have
gained apprenticeships upon completing the Certificate II in Construction as
part of their HSC.
The students enrolled at TAFE New
England as TAFE Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students to get a head
start on their careers while they were still at high school. Employers
recognise the quality training delivered at TAFE New England and have selected
students from this program accordingly.
Building and construction Head
Teacher, Grant Bowden said “This is great news for the building and
construction industry in Tamworth.”
These employers are gaining
apprentices who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge that is of great
benefit to the job site and their colleagues”, Mr Bowden added.
In August this year, NSW Skills
Minister, John Barilaro, declared that there was a looming shortage of plumbers,
electricians and builders.
“We’re paying the price of two or
three decades of telling kids that trade jobs won’t get you a great lifestyle
or income. But for most tradies, they end up as entrepreneurs, running their
own business”, Mr Barilaro said.
The apprentices will continue their
studies at TAFE New England and complete the Certificate III in Carpentry to
become qualified carpenters.