What is Try A Trade?
Deciding what to do after school can be a difficult decision and some students aren’t aware of all the options available to them. The Swan Trade Training Centre Try A Trade event provides Year 10 students with an opportunity to 'have a go' at various skill and trade occupations. Try a Trade is offered at no cost to students.
The activities are entertaining, informative and offer interested students access to some of the basic skills involved in the trades of Electrotechnology, Metal Fabrication & Welding, and Carpentry.
The Try a Trade event seeks to:
- Motivate students through a fun, hands-on experience.
- Share current and honest information about future career choices.
- Encourage participants to appreciate that skill education and training offer real choices for the future.
- Allow students to meet and talk with trade professionals, apprentices, VET teachers/trainers/lecturers and local industry people.
The event is held for Year 10 students over two days and participants must attend both days, as the idea is to try each trade. All sessions are free. Eye and ear protection is provided, however, students must wear work boots (steel cap boots if possible), long pants and a long sleeve shirt.
For more information please email or call Mr Luke Norman - 9374 8300 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Try a Trade Days
As places are limited, please make sure to register your interest in attending the Try a Trade Days by clicking on the appropriate link below. Please note that this registration does not secure placement for the event and that a final confirmation of a place will be emailed out prior to the event.
28-29 May 2018
Swan Christian College students in Year 10 can register their interest in attending the 2018 Try a Trade Days by Monday 14 May at: https://tinyurl.com/SCCtryatrade18
24-25 May 2018
Year 10 students who are not attending Swan Christian College can register their interest in attending the 2018 Try a Trade Days by Thursday 10 May at: https://tinyurl.com/tryatrade18
Try a Trade FAQ
Q: Do I have to attend both days?
A: Yes, the event is held over two days and participants must attend both days, as the idea is to try each trade.
Q: Do I have to pay to attend the Try a Trade Days?
A: No, all sessions are free.
Q: I'm not a student at Swan Christian College. Can I still attend the Try a Trade Days?
A: Yes, we are running a Try a Trade Day session for external students from 24-25 May.
Q: What do I have to bring/wear?
A: Attending students need to wear work boots, long pants and a long-sleeved work shirt. Eye and ear protection is provided.