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Try-a-Trade

1/04/2014
Keebra Park student try a trade
Keebra Park Manufacturing students had the opportunity to take part in the TRY-A-TRADE bricklaying initiative. The idea is that students are introduced to the trade and given a few basic skills and information regarding the trade as a career. The students mixed mud, built small walls and corners and pointed their finished products. Students from grade 11 and 12 took part with the opportunity of completing a 5 day intensive course in term two.
Brandon Westgarth commented on how valuable he thought the day had been, “Its always good to get some hands on experience from a real tradesman as it allows us to see what is expected in the industry.”  He said.
Year 12 co-ordinator Darren Hart said that he hoped this exposure to trades could be increased so that students could experience a whole range of construction trades while still at school. “This is the third year we have run this program through the student support building  and hopefully we can incorporate  a little more construction based education in the coming year. By working to industry standards the boys can gauge where they need to improve  and what will be expected of them.”
The five day course will be advertised through the Keebra Park Tradelink website and through the student support building.
Darren Hart