Centre offers trade trial days to hands-on students

Year 10 students can attend a free trial to have a go at various trades.
Year 10 students can attend a free trial to have a go at various trades.

STUDENTS can try their hand at a range of trade occupations at a free event this month.

The Swan Trade Training Centre will provide Year 10 students with the opportunity to have a go at its annual Try a Trade event on May 23 to 24.

Try a Trade is offered at no cost to students and provides participants with the space and support to try out some of the basic skills involved in the trades of building and construction, electro-technology and metal fabrication.

Swan Trade Training Centre head Luke Norman said students will participate in practical, hands-on projects such as constructing picnic tables, motor control switchboards and multiple switched light activities, and metal toolbox and welding activities.

“Deciding what to do after school can be a difficult decision and some teens aren’t aware of all the options available to them,” he said.

“We hope to show participants that vocational education and training can open up new career pathways for them.”

The event will be held over two days and participants must attend both days, as the idea is to try each of the three trades.

Registrations close Friday, May 10. For further information, visit www.swanttc.wa.edu.au.