MEGT helps students plan for the future

MEGT helps students plan for the future

  • Published on Wednesday 21 October, 2015
  • 2 min. read

On Tuesday 13 October, MEGT attended the Traineeship and Apprenticeship workshop at Kooringal High School, in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, where almost 70 students heard about opportunities for employment and training as an apprentice or trainee.

Available for students in years 9, 10 and 11, the workshop included a hands-on display designed to give students an insight into working as an apprentice in fields such as construction, carpentry, electrics, plumbing or hairdressing.

MEGT Apprenticeships Consultant Shannon Dohl was there to explain the need for apprentices in these national skills shortage areas. Shannon also outlined the responsibilities of being a trainee or apprentice and the importance of taking steps now towards attaining an apprenticeship or traineeship in 2016.

As well as traditional trades, the workshop also provided information on Australian School-Based Apprenticeships, for students interested in fast-tracking their career by starting their apprenticeship whilst still at school, and on growing areas such as childcare.

The workshop was perfectly timed for students like Maddison Salmon. Currently in Year 10 at Kooringal High School, Maddison recently completed work experience at Kooringal Preschool and is now very interested in a career in childcare. “I was there for 5 days and absolutely loved it,” explains Maddison.

The workshop also covered advice on resume writing, how to tackle job interviews, as well as general tips and advice to assist students in attaining their job of choice when they leave school.

Check out video coverage for the event below: