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AITC Weekly Connect – Celebrating the small wins

Celebrating the small wins  “Don't try to rush progress. Remember -- a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing.” Kara Goucher, Olympic Athlete In our daily hustle and bustle, trying to get things done, we can be so focused on the ‘to do list’ that our attention...

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AITC Weekly Connect – The Glass Door

Close your eyes. Take a moment and imagine a carpenter. Then imagine a hairdresser. What gender did you picture for each of these roles? We have all heard about the wage disparity gap, about discrimination, about the glass ceiling. These are all unacceptable and with the value that every person brings to a workplace, to...

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AITC Weekly Connect – An Alliance Built on Trust

Why does industry trust us? Because deep in our DNA our approach is to listen to industry… listen not talk. We don’t assume that we know what they need – we ask. And listen.   Our young people values are not words on a wall, but things we address with young people day-in day-out. We...

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AITC Weekly Connect – Living our values

Community can be described as a group of people who share similar attitudes or interests in common. At the Australian Industry Trade College, our unique community embraces courage and character. It is through challenging times that true character is revealed. The recent floods have had a devastating impact on Queensland and New South Wales communities....

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AITC Weekly Connect – Failing forward and developing grit

Most of us have heard Charles Darwin’s theory around the survival of the fittest. This theory has often been misinterpreted – assuming that the ‘fittest’ meant that the ‘strongest’ survived. In fact, “it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones who are most responsive to change.” At the Australian...

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AITC Weekly Connect – Forming a bond. Memories in and out of the classroom.

There is a great quote by James Comer that reads… 'no significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.' Teaching is not just a job, it’s a calling; a profession that not only requires wisdom but courage and heart. Team Leaders (teachers) at our College know that while it is crucial to explain learning concepts thoroughly...

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AITC Weekly Connect – Walking together through change

Change. Change can be relatively small, like changing your hairstyle or starting a new habit. Or it can be big, like moving house, relocating or starting at a new school. In fact, starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes that a teen can go through. It can be a seismic shift...

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AITC shapes School-Based Apprentice of the Year

Kristy-Lee Young knew she wanted to focus on becoming an auto-electrician whilst completing her senior years at High School. Her mainstream school didn’t support this opportunity however she soon discovered a new...

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AITC Weekly Connect – Necessary Endings and Courageous Opportunities

2022 will be the third consecutive year in which young people and their families have navigated schooling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For two years, young people have pivoted to remote learning, been in and out of lockdowns, and missed out on significant rites of passage. At the Australian Industry Trade College, we commence this school...

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S&S Hair.Beauty partners with the AITC to provide a pathway into a stylish industry

  Being a hairdresser offers the chance to make a difference to how people feel about themselves, excellent job security and career opportunities as well as learning to work successfully as part of a team in a customer-focused industry. S&S Hair.Beauty has 22...

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