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Energy Queensland adopts new apprenticeship model with the AITC

Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon) offers coveted apprenticeships, with an average of 460 talented apprentices across the state. The company expanded its apprenticeship model when they took on four AITC young people in school-based apprenticeships. Energy Queensland had never previously accepted school-based apprentices into their apprentice recruitment program. However, after two years of work experience...

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Partnership with FKG Group develops next generation of construction professionals

The FKG Group welcomed an opportunity to partner with the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) for a bespoke Year 10 work experience program. Initially derived from the Best Practice Principles initiative from the Queensland Government, the program helped over 20 young people participate in work experience across various disciplines and further their industry careers. FKG...

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Seven local teenagers to be part of Queensland team for Trade Olympics

Seven students from the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) have been selected as part of a team to represent Queensland in the WorldSkills competition this month. The National Competition is a skills Olympics with over 50 skills and trades being showcased from seven skill clusters. On Friday 27 August the Queensland team will have an...

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NAWIC holds first school Toolbox Breakfast at AITC Ipswich campus

More than 100 people attended the inaugural school-based Toolbox Breakfast hosted by the NAWIC last Friday. The event was held at the newly renovated Australian Industry Trade College - Ipswich campus. In attendance were vendor supporters from MEGT, Trade Tools, Apprenticeships Queensland, BUSSQ, TAFE Queensland and Hutchinson Builders. It provided a great networking opportunity for...

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Award winning graduate finds her way into the field of forensics

Like many young people in their senior years of school, Neisha Luck started at the AITC not knowing what career path she wanted. Trying more than 12 different trades, the self-confessed maths nerd wanted to get a good feel for what she really liked. While at the AITC she won several prestigious awards, excelled at...

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NAWIC networking breakfast provides industry opportunities for students

Recently our AITC young people and staff attended the inspirational and informative Women on Tools Toolbox Breakfast. Over 100 attendees came together for the breakfast to celebrate significant contributions of women in automotive and other trades. An initiative of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the Women on Tools Toolbox Breakfast provides an opportunity for women from across trades to...

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Heavy Vehicle Industry creates remarkable careers day for senior students

Students across all AITC campuses attended the HVIA Heavy Vehicle Industry Brisbane Truck Show Careers Day. Young people interested in a career in the heavy vehicle industry took advantage of the jobs hub — where industry stakeholders showcased the best of the heavy vehicle industry to inform and entice job seekers. The Truck Show is...

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Helping to build young people into industry-ready professionals

The AITC is committed to enriching and deepening the learning of our young people in industry. This includes programs like ‘Build a Wall’ for Year 10 students, which helps them gain an understanding and knowledge surrounding construction processes. The program directly relates to trades and provides an insight into business quotations, real life risk assessments...

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Leaders’ colourful coordination

Now that’s a shirt! AITC CEO Mark Hands and Education Quality and Compliance Manager Toni Banfield are twinning for a cause. Their shirts are from the Aussie mental health advocacy organisation TradeMutt. The shirts are designed to start a conversation about mental health, and are often worn by various members of the AITC community. The...

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Automotive rises to fourth most-needed trade

The need for automotive tradespeople has risen to the fourth most-needed role in Australia, Seek has reported. The previous report, published in February, listed automotive as the seventh most-needed job in the nation. It is no surprise that the list has changed since February, with the disruption the pandemic has brought to the job market. In...

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