It’s National Skills Week. This morning VET Industry and Trade students had the opportunity to make connections with local industry representatives and gain Workplace Learning and Career Pathways insights.

But first food!

Students, industry visitors and BSSC staff began by meeting and chatting over breakfast before hearing about and taking a serious look at some of the innovations that will, no doubt, soon be standard practices.

One of the highlights of the event was a chance for students to practice virtual welding.

Simon Harris from Bendigo TAFE brought along a Virtual Welding Simulator and immersive technology equipment, allowing students to practice realistic welding skills.

Today was all about industry connections, hearing more about apprenticeships and training opportunities, some of the pathways to employment that are out there, and the value of workplace learning.

Our sincere thanks to the following local Trade and Industry representatives who gave their time to make the morning such a success.

Jim Hickson – Bendigo Toyota
Stephen Culpitt – Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd
Mitch Daley, Tyler Hamilton and Chris Harkin – Raysett Construction
Simon Harris – Bendigo TAFE
Adele Kennedy – Mothersons Elastomers
Zoe Gorman and Mick McTigue– McCullochs Hydraulic Engineers