Issue 4
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Media lecturer Mikey Boyce with Isara Ayliffe Saba, Sharney Haynes-McCallum and Chandra Pizziolo
Media lecturer Mikey Boyce with Isara Ayliffe Saba, Sharney Haynes-McCallum and Chandra Pizziolo

Upskilling tomorrow's workforce

By Patrick Nelson

Some 170 secondary school students have completed their first week of intensive training in one of 14 courses on offer to them at Alice Springs campus.

Acting Director Central Australia Lyle Mellors said most Vocational Education and Training in Schools students would be able to participate in a structured work placement in a local business or government department now they’ve completed their first intensive.

“It is when they are ‘on-the-job’ that the knowledge and skills learnt during the intensive begins to consolidate,” Mr Mellors said.

“The VETiS program is designed to assist students to develop employability skills and experience a variety of professions, while they’re still at secondary school.”

Mr Mellors said most students would return for a further three one-week intensives later in the year.

“Some of the courses involve eight training blocks, so we would expect those students to return next year.”

Students undertook training in hairdressing, nail and beauty services, butchery, cooking, hospitality service, retail service, business, information technology, sport and recreation, media, music, automotive and engineering (welding).

“Some of the courses involve eight training blocks, so we would expect those students to return next year.”

Students undertook training in hairdressing, nail and beauty services, butchery, cooking, hospitality service, retail service, business, information technology, sport and recreation, media, music, automotive and engineering (welding).