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Students give back at RedFest

The importance of giving back to the community is just one of the many lessons Young People at the AITC will learn during their time at College. Last week, a group of Redlands Young People volunteered to help set up the RedFest Strawberry Festival in the local area. The AITC strives to not only educate...

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Young People build garden beds for YellowBridge

Toowoomba Principal David Thompson believes that one of the most important things the AITC Young People can learn is the value of giving back to the community. Recently, a group of Young People from the Toowoomba Campus donated their time to volunteer with Yellowbridge. YellowBridge is a Toowoomba-based organisation that provides housing, disability support, and...

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From cooking pastry to workplace health and safety

Geoff Swan was the second employee of what would later become the AITC. His first role at the College involved driving the bus between Coolangatta and Beenleigh, transporting students between their own schools and facilities that offered construction and hospitality training. Fast forward some thirteen years later, and Geoff is the Work Health and Safety...

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Crisp start for AITC’s newest Campus

It was Monday 15 July, a frosty morning in Toowoomba, with temperatures dropping to a frigid -2°C. Staff and young people huddled together to celebrate the launch of the new AITC campus. Principal David Thompson welcomed everyone with a poem to celebrate the first day of semester. As he spoke the final line, “we will...

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R U OK? Day at the AITC

R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to ask each other “R U OK?”. This year, the AITC recognised R U OK? Day by holding team breakfasts and lunches for all staff and Young People across all Campuses. CEO Mark Hands visited the Toowoomba Campus, where the team...

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Alan Kiefer’s legacy lives on at the AITC

When BUSSQ’s Alan Kiefer tragically passed away from cancer in 2018, he left a legacy behind: The Alan Kiefer AITC Apprentice Scholarship. Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Sunshine Coast student Jack McNamara was one of the recipients of this scholarship in July. Jack is a Foundational Team Member of the AITC Sunshine Coast, having started...

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AITC Connect Day 2019

All staff at the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) recently gathered together in Brisbane to celebrate all recent achievements, learn more about the College’s history, and socialise as a team. The day began with a speech from the AITC’s CEO Mark Hands, who spoke about the importance of ‘walking the walk’ instead of just ‘talking...

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Crisp start for AITC’s newest Campus

It was Monday 15 July, a frosty morning in Toowoomba, with temperatures dropping to a frigid -2°C. Staff and young people huddled together to celebrate the launch of the new AITC campus. Principal David Thompson welcomed everyone with a poem to celebrate the first day of semester. As he spoke the final line, “we will...

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Bray Warry wins Plumbing and Gas Industry Award

Bray Warry is a Third Year (Year Twelve) student at the Australian Industry Trade College in Robina. He is completing a school-based apprenticeship in Plumbing with EEP Plumbing on the Gold Coast. Bray was recently awarded the School-Based Apprentice of the Year at the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards. Bray wasn’t expecting to win the...

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Alan Kiefer’s legacy lives on at the AITC

When BUSSQ’s Alan Kiefer tragically passed away from cancer in 2018, he left a legacy behind: The Alan Kiefer AITC Apprentice Scholarship. Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) Sunshine Coast student Jack McNamara was one of the recipients of this scholarship in July. Jack is a Foundational Team Member of the AITC Sunshine Coast, having started...

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