Woolaning students boot up for trades 


A visit by 21 Woolaning Homeland Christian College secondary students to Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina Campus is hoped will inspire interests in new directions.

The students visited the Campus as a part of the ‘Trades Taster’ initiative which ran a last week and is yet another strategy to develop Indigenous participation at CDU.

Secondary school liaison officer, Trisha Kohlweg said the students were thrilled to be on Campus and that exciting times lay ahead for Indigenous students at CDU.

’The importance of practical education for Indigenous youth is imperative, and with CDU’s ‘Trade Taster’ program a wider range of career pathways will become available to its participants,’ Trisha said.

‘Students interested in carpentry and automotive trades commenced their week long courses with an introductory lesson on safety in the workshop and equipment operations.

‘All of the students really enjoyed their experiences, and after talking with them a majority will be looking to participate in VET or a School-based New Apprenticeship in the near future’, she said.