GOTAFE launch youth IT pre-employment course
GOTAFE Wangaratta with InfoXchange launched its new 2018 Youth IT Engineering pre- employment program last week.
More than 20 key industry representatives attended the launch, including Rural City of Wangaratta councillors, council employees, employment agencies, local LLENs, and business owners from engineering and IT fields.
A presentation was given about the pre- employment program, which aims to give students the IT programming skills they require to support their practical trade skills once they are working in industry.
GOTAFE’s acting executive manager of educational operations, Brett Ambrosio, said the event was just the start of a number of activities designed to engage the community and seek their feedback.
“GOTAFE will host future forums and feedback sessions where we want to engage with industry, the local community, employers and key organisa- tions to establish what they really need from this preemployment program and then customise a training program that meets these needs,” Mr Ambrosio said.
“We know that our trades students need to have skills in computer programming, enabling them to operate machinery commonly found in workshops across a variety of industries.
“The course will provide successful students with a raft of transferable skills that can be used across a number of trade disciplines.”
Mr Ambrosio said the launch enabled GOTAFE to display its print lab and other equipment students might use in their first year of study.
“We also introduced attendees to InfoXchange, a not- forprofit social enterprise that uses technology to tackle the biggest social challenges of our time,” he said.
For more information contact Brett Ambrosio via GOTAFE.