2006 NT Try'a Trade program 


Charles Darwin University (CDU) in partnership with Group Training NT, Territory Construction Association and the Department of Employment, Education and Training will host ‘Try’a Trade’ later this month.

‘Try’a Trade’ is a Worldskills Australia initiative aimed at encouraging year 9 students to consider a career in trades and take on vocational education and training (VET) subjects in their senior years.

Secondary schools liaison officer, Trisha Kohlweg, said the event is an interactive program that provides students with an opportunity to have-a-go.

“Try’a Trade targets year 9 students that are interested in a trade career and provides them with an opportunity to participate in small projects across ten demonstration areas under the supervision of qualified trades people,” she said.

“The activities are entertaining, informative and offer interested people access to some of the basic skills involved in a range of trades including automotive, hairdressing, horticulture and hospitality.”

‘Try’a Trade’ will take place from 17-20 October, 9am to 2.30pm at the Cyprus Community Function Centre, Batten Rd, Marrara (beside the Darwin North RSL Club).

Try'a Trade is a partnership between CDU, the Department of Employment, Education and Training, Group Training Northern Territory, Territory Construction Association, and consultant Cathy Robertson.