Beekeeping, making nutritious meals and challenging your cooking skills – Year 9 students recently discovered there's plenty of interesting study options at TAFE.
Year 9 students from Cranbourne Secondary School, Hazel Glen College, Viewbank College and Parkdale Secondary College discovered TAFE is an exciting alternative to university when they attended a special Industry Immersion Day at William Angliss Institute.
Hospitality, events and tourism training provider William Angliss Institute led students through some of their courses on offer which are taught by industry professionals.
Parkdale Secondary College Careers Advisor Carolyn Jenkins says the Immersion Day was a great opportunity for students to see that TAFE is a fantastic alternative to university.
'Not every student wants to do an ATAR, [or] get the ATAR that they expect,' Ms Jenkins says.
Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) Project Manager Leah Pappas agrees.
'I think these events are a great way for young people to see that there are alternative pathways to university and vocational educational and training or certificate courses,' Ms Pappas says.
'TAFE is a really viable option and provides fantastic skills and the types of skills employers are looking for.'
Industry Immersion Days
TAFE Victoria and Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) run Industry Immersion Days for students and the VET Industry Taster Days in Terms 3 and 4.
They concentrate on the government's priority growth industries - Medical Technology and Pharmaceuticals, Food and Fibre, New Energy Technology, Transport and Defence Technology, Construction Technology, International education and Professional services.
The days are an important part of the student's education and are mapped to the Victorian Curriculum.
Thinking about TAFE
As the year ends, there's never been a better time to explore education and training options offered at TAFE.
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