POTENTIAL tradies now have the chance to try their desired trades before beginning apprenticeships.
TAFE's South Western Sydney Institute is offering young people a five-day "trade-readiness program" which will help candidates assess their own suitability for apprenticeships.
The program is for automotive, electrotechnology, carpentry, painting and decoration, signage and shopfitting.
Miller College's Electro-technology head teacher Adam West (pictured above with Serina Kowalin) said the program aimed to help participants make a more informed career choice.
"The Miller TAFE Electrotechnology program runs for five days and participants try their hand at a number of theory and practical activities.
"The fifth day is allocated to evaluation, interviews and career advice.
"Participants will receive an exit report which details their suitability."
If deemed trade-ready they can then use their exit report as a selling point when applying for jobs.
Mr West said the program was for anyone interested in a trade career.