Would-be tradies can try it on for size

TAFE will offer a Trade Readiness Program to recent school leavers who are interested in doing an electrical apprenticeship. Electrotechnology Head Teacher Adam West, with student Serina Kowalin

TAFE will offer a Trade Readiness Program to recent school leavers who are interested in doing an electrical apprenticeship. Electrotechnology Head Teacher Adam West, with student Serina Kowalin

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.

Details: tafensw.edu.au/trade-readiness.

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