Students find success with local traineeships

Maryborough Education Centre students Brendan Wardlaw, William Macdonell, Logan Jenke and Jamie Rice have either completed or are currently undergoing school-based apprenticeships or traineeships, as increasing numbers of students are looking to work in various trades.

Eleven Maryborough Education Centre (MEC) students are undergoing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships this year, as more and more students are looking to work in various trades.

With students undertaking traineeships and apprenticeships across a number of areas, MEC careers advisor Wayne Belcher said it’s “very important” the school offers a range of opportunities in a number of fields.

“We see school-based apprentice- ships and traineeships as a valuable pathway for students that want to pursue a career in a particular trade or field,” he said.

“I think as the years progress we get more and more students coming in and wanting to go down the path of a certain trade.”

Mr Belcher said students often build on an area they’ve covered as part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) with an apprenticeship or traineeship.

“It’s important that we offer that pathway in this day and age and we’re really pleased with the number of students getting involved,” he said.

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