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Training Prospects brings hands-on experience to Careers Expo

  • May 27, 2017
Training Prospects recently attended the 2017 Careers and Employment Expo and received rave reviews about their simulated house display. The team spoke to lots of attendees about their VET in Schools program and the range of specialised courses they offer.

The simulated house frame Training Prospects displayed over the 2 day event had working examples of Plumbing, Electrical and Carpentry and visitors had a great time getting a real hands-on experience.

General Manager of Training Prospects, Mark Gorringe, said the expo is a great opportunity to connect with South Australians to share information about the courses they offer and speak to lots of young people about the VET in Schools program.

“The Careers and Employment Expo is the largest event we attend each year and allows us to connect with students, schools and employers to share information about the various training solutions we offer.

“We saw thousands of people over the two days who were drawn to our interactive display and we answered lots of questions, mainly from schools and students regarding the VET in Schools program.

“I have already received a lot of positive feedback from the day and our enrolment numbers have increased,” he said.

Training Prospects is one of South Australia’s largest VET in Schools provider and currently services 21 schools, to over 400 students and they are seeing great outcomes for young participants.

Michael Baraglia studied a Certificate II in Engineering through the VET in schools programs which lead to him undertaking a school based apprenticeship as a fabricator and he found the Career’s Expo a good opportunity to see what career paths are available to students.

“When I was in year 10 I went to the Career’s Expo and got to see all the different training options available because I knew I wanted to do a trade.

“I am now doing a school based fabricator’s apprenticeship and I really like it because I can get experience in the industry I want to work in, while staying at school and getting my SACE.

“The business I am working for will increase my hours when I finish school and take me on permanently when I finish my apprenticeship, which I am really happy about because it’s a great place to work.

“I recommend the VET in Schools program to anyone who is still at school and thinking about doing and apprenticeship,” he said. Find out about our VET in Schools program here.