Students get the chance to 'Try a Skill"

Over 400 Year 9 students will have the chance to try a skill at the WorldSkills Australia Try’aSkill program being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Try’aSkill is a national program which exposes students to career opportunities and options in vocational education and training.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said,“Four hundred students from 25 schools along the coast, including the West Coast and King Island, will be participating in this year’s Try’aSkill event.“

“This is a really positive event as it provides a fun and interactive way for students to get a taste of a particular industry or job. Each student will gain hands-on experience in three different trades based careers, and there are a variety of options for them to choose from including building, electrical, hospitality, hair dressing, social work, beauty and automotive – just to name a few.“

“The support that this year’s event has received from business and industry has been fantastic. There will be up to 30 different businesses and Registered Training Organisations on-site throughout the day to lend their expertise to the students.“

“Feedback from last year’s event is that the businesses got just as much out of the day as the students, which is really positive.“

“Council is very pleased that Burnie is once again hosting this event. Any opportunity we have to expose our young people to potential vocations and careers should be supported, and it is encouraging to know that this event is well supported by students, as well as business and industry.“

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728