14 Orange youth have completed the Skills4Trade Multi-Trade Program, which included covering units of Engineering, Automotive and a Try a Trade day painting and decorating, carpentry, civil construction, completed at TAFE NSW.
The students also undertook “Strong not Tough” training with the TAFE counsellor to build life skills and resilience, and were supported by the TAFE NSW and Skillset Workforce teams to develop job seeking and work readiness skills. All of the participants were also offered work experience placements which allowed them to meet local employers and see how trade skills are used in various industries. Work experience hosts included: PJL, Scott Camrey Welding & Fabrication, Don Ball Mechanical Repairs and Tilstons Electrical.
Jane McWilliam, Senior Manager for Skillset Workforce said, “Skills4Trade is focussed at getting young people job-ready and to provide them with experience that can be transferred into the workplace. What is most encouraging is seeing many of the graduates’ securing employment. But also seeing many of the graduates still employed today, many of whom have been long-term unemployed. We look forward to continue to offer this award-winning program in conjunction with TAFE NSW.”
Skills4Trade is a fully subsidised pre-employment program for 15-24 year olds who have left school and are interested in a pathway to a trade career.
Congratulations to all of the graduates and Skillset wish you the best for the future!