Twelve-week program offers the chance to learn new skills

SNEAK PEEK: The Skills4Trade program lets participants try out different trades, including carpentry and horticulture. It will start in Bathurst in September. Photo: SUPPLIED
SNEAK PEEK: The Skills4Trade program lets participants try out different trades, including carpentry and horticulture. It will start in Bathurst in September. Photo: SUPPLIED

APPLICATIONS are open for a skills program set to start in Bathurst in September.

The 12-week, multi-trade Skillset and TAFE NSW Skills4Trade course will give participants an opportunity to try their hand at a number of trades, including carpentry, horticulture and automotive.

Skillset Workforce senior manager Jane McWilliam said the Skills4Trade program provides real-life opportunities for young people, helping equip them with the entry-level skills they need to enter the workforce.

“This Bathurst course is the perfect opportunity for participants to try out these industries to make sure a trade apprenticeship or a traineeship is the right pathway for them, and if it is, puts them well ahead of the competition in securing one,” she said.

“Engaging with young people and equipping them with the skills and work experience they need to get a job is at the heart of what both Skillset and TAFE NSW do – and this course is a very exciting opportunity for people looking for a real-life pathway to a trade career.” 

Ms McWilliam said the Skills4Trade program was fully subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible participants aged between 15 and 24 years of age.

For more information about the program, visit www.skillset.com.au/skills4trade or phone Juliet Dalton on 0418 225 234.