Nineteen people attended an Industry Breakfast aimed at seeking support for a Macedon Ranges Trade Training Centre application which is planned to be released in August by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Held at La Cibo Cafe in Gisborne, the breakfast attracted interest from Liberal Candidate for McEwen Donna Petrovich and State Labor Member for Macedon Joanne Duncan.
Representatives from local Hairdressing and Building and Construction businesses were thanked by Gisborne Secondary College staff for their continued support for young local people in proving work experience, school based apprenticeships and structured workplace learning opportunities.
Collectively the group demonstrated support for the proposed application, pledging assistance in providing guidance for fits outs, mentoring, talks and tours of their businesses. A Tradie Olympics day was also discussed to promote interest in Building and Construction. Businesses also shared the importance of young people coming to the workplace being;
- Having greater experience in basic work and trade skills
- Showing an interest
- Demonstrating good work ethics
- Having business management and communication skills
The information obtained will be used to support the writing of the application. The group was keen to continue to be engaged in an ongoing way throughout the process and into the future.
For more information on the Macedon Ranges Trade Training Centre application proposal please click on the attachment. To indicate your support please contact Mr Mark Ridgeway Principal Kyneton Secondary College [email protected]
Click to get more Macedon Ranges Trade Training Centre Information