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Liam’s bench project

Ipswich student Liam didn’t waste any time while Learning From Home during the COVID-19 pandemic, upskilling himself in carpentry. While Liam was cooking on his family barbeque one evening, he suggested that the space would be more accessible with a built-in bench, rather than the foldaway stand and patio table they currently used. “The next...

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Future frontline workers

Toowoomba students Lachlan and Oliver were surprised to see each other at an Information Session for the AITC prior to the campus opening in July 2019. They knew each other from their previous school, and are now good mates at the College. They are both student leaders, and are completing their Certificate III in Health Services...

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One AITC alum’s sweet journey

Chocolate making is a culinary art. It requires technique, an eye for detail, and creativity. Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) alum Alicia Chapman, who graduated from the Gold Coast campus with a head start on an apprenticeship in commercial cookery, has found success with her craft, establishing her own artisan chocolate business inspired by her...

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Getting hands on while Learning From Home

When COVID-19 restrictions prevented the AITC's young people from completing work experience out in industry, the College pivoted the curriculum to deliver an industry-focussed practical project that kept students motivated and engaged in learning. The AITC’s unique industry education model usually sees up to half of the College’s young people out in the workplace during...

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The First Tradies on Mars

Building future-ready skills, along with the increased interest in growing produce prompted by COVID-19, resulted in the idea of the radish seed experiment at the Australian Industry Trade College. The cross-subject curriculum unit, established by AITC Team Leader, Rhys Cassidy was named 'First tradies on Mars', inspired by the founder of FutureWe Jonathan Nalder, who has...

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Pre-pandemic activities: Rookies visit local Sawmill

Prior to lock downs and social distancing practises coming into effect, our Sunshine Coast Rookies visited the AKD Sawmill for a tour and to meet the team. The Industry curriculum at the AITC involves students completing work placements in the industries of their choice, however, before students begin work, they will complete the 10 week...

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Learning From Home a Great Success!

Staff at the Australian Industry Trade College have been calling every family of our current young people to ensure they know what to expect from the Learning From Home program, and to offer support where it is needed. Katie Kelly, Customer Experience Officer at the Gold Coast campus received fantastic feedback from a parent on...

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It takes more than a pandemic

Easter holidays may have started a week early for young people at the AITC this year, but it hasn't stopped  the sign ups from happening. 14 young people across three AITC campuses were signed up into apprenticeships and traineeships over the three-week break between Terms 1 and 2. Despite economic uncertainty, many businesses are operating...

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Our first Skype sign up

Year 11 AITC Toowoomba student Annabelle Currie will go down in history as being our first student to complete her sign up via Skype when she was recently offered a school-based apprenticeship in mechanical engineering with Vettiger Vidler Engineering in Toowoomba. The staff at AITC Toowoomba all agree the apprenticeship was very well deserved, as...

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Thinking outside the box in Maths

The AITC curriculum is unlike most other schools in Australia. Not only do students spend only five weeks each term on campus, they also complete industry-focussed assignments and activities, which differs greatly to their peers at neighbouring schools. The Year 12 Essential Mathematics students at AITC Gold Coast are currently undertaking a task that involves them selecting...

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