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Life is bumpy, but don’t give up

Melanie Snow is the Personal Industry Coach at the Sunshine Coast campus, but her role involves much more than you might assume. Melanie describes her job as being a conduit between the young people and their teachers and industry consultants. The health and wellbeing of AITC young people is her top priority, a task that...

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Putting mental health and wellbeing first

In week two of National Safe Work Month, the AITC is focussing on the links between mental health and wellbeing and workplace health and safety (WHS). The College’s WHS coordinator Jess Mangan explains the direct correlation between mental health and the ability for one to make safe choices in the workplace. “It comes down to...

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Take a moment for safety

The AITC is recognising National Safe Work Week this October with four weekly themes to span the month. The first theme is Safe Choices and Behaviours. The College’s Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator, Jess Mangan, describes safe choices as taking a moment before you complete a task to consider how you might complete it safely....

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A job weld done

Most young people at the AITC get signed up to school-based apprenticeships and traineeships in Years 11 and 12, after completing up to two years of work experience placements. The AITC provides young people with the opportunity to try their hand at a handful of different trades if they are not sure which career to...

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Safety is our first thought

Seven values are at the heart of the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC). One of our values, safety, is our first thought when completing projects in the classroom, working in industry, and everywhere in between. The College is recognising National Safe Work Month this October and is joining Safe Work Australia to say together we can...

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They assumed I wasn’t strong enough

Lucy McIntyre is a lot of things. She is a plumber by trade, a teacher in training, a mother, and recently became an industry consultant at AITC Ipswich. Lucy became interested in plumbing a few years after completing high school. During Years 11 and 12, she completed two retail traineeships, and had gone on to...

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Baking a splash!

AITC Toowoomba’s Olivia Zavone impressed local employers so much that she was offered two baking positions, and had an additional offer for an animal grooming apprenticeship on the way. “I was offered two positions at the same time,” said Olivia. “I decided to take the one at Brumby’s after taking some time to think about...

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Alan Kiefer’s legacy lives on

Each year, the Australian Industry Trade College awards the Alan Kiefer scholarship to one Year 12 young person from each campus. Alan Kiefer was a financial planner with Skylight Financial Solutions from 2013 until he passed away in May of 2018. Alan was always a positive influence to those around him, living by the idea...

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Cooking up a storm for the community

AITC Redlands and Cleveland-based engineering firm Shine Precision hosted a barbeque breakfast for businesses in the Redlands region. Young people manned the barbeque on a chilly Friday morning to provide local businesses with a free breakfast burger and drink, and College education and industry staff were on deck to answer questions and speak to local...

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Future-proofed industry leaders

The AITC has applied learnings from COVID-19 to its programs and curriculum to ensure all graduates leave the College prepared for a future, which may look different to the one they expected. "During COVID-19 restrictions, we had to adapt and change like everybody," said Deputy Head of Education Lee Smith. "For a little while we had...

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