Trades Skills Centre Media Release

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A New approach to the HSC. 

Study Trade Skills and gain a HSC without exams 

Young people of the broader Shoalhaven Ulladulla Regions will be able to gain valuable skills at a new facility being officially launched at Ulladulla Tuesday 21st October. The South Coast Trade Skills Centre is a co-educational Anglican Senior Trade College which offers an alternative model to traditional schooling. Year 11 and Year 12 students can focus on a vocational education pathway in a senior college environment. Students will complete the HSC and can also complete the first year of an apprenticeship/traineeship. 

The South Coast Trades Skills Centre is offering local secondary students the opportunity to gain HSC qualifications in Construction, Electrotechnology, Hospitality and Primary Industries - Horticulture. Mr Tim Knowles, Head of the new facility, said that the Australian Government has provided financial funding in helping to bring the centre to fruition. 

Facilities are being refurbished in Milton to include electrotechnology and construction workshops. These will complement an already established hospitality kitchen, computer labs, plant and well equipped classrooms.

Students have commenced studying Primary Industries this year and the Hospitality course has been running now for a number of years.

The launch of this new facility will be held at the Ulladulla Civic Centre on Tuesday evening 21st October, 2014 at 6pm.

Tim Knowles said that there are many young people on the South Coast who will benefit from such an approach to gaining their HSC, focusing on Vocational subjects. One aspect of the new Trade Skills Centre is gaining a HSC with no exams.

The South Coast Trade Skills Centre is an example of dedicated group of people who have thought about the South Coast region's future needs, worked out what was best for the young people of the broader region, and devised a plan that make a tangible difference.

Tim Knowles said this is an example of the local community putting students first - an approach also being followed by the Australian Government in regard to school education generally. Mr Knowles said "the purpose of this new emphasis on trades is to cater for a need in the area, foster a smart, skilled Australian workforce so that our local young people can contribute productively to our local area."

Students, parents, business people and employers who are interested in finding out more about this exciting new way of training an gaining a HSC in the Shoalhaven region, are invited to attend the launch Tuesday evening 21st October, 6pm, to find out more about the program on offer. 

For further information, please contact Mr Tim Knowles on 4454 0688 or Mrs Lorrae Sampson on 4421 7711.  

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South Coast Trades Skill Centre Launch

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Upcoming Events - October/November 2014

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  • Junior School Assembly - Every Wed morning 9.10am - All Parents Welcome!
  • HSC Commences - Mon 13th Oct
  • Photography Walking Excursions - Tues 14th, Thurs 16th, Tues 21st, Thurs 30th Oct & 4th Nov
  • Bronze DOE Hike to Kangaroo Valley - Monday 21st & Tues 22nd October
  • SASSA Sec Boys/Girls Basketball - Berkeley Thursday 23rd October 
  • Yr 7/8 Science Excursion - Mogo Zoo - Monday 27th October 
  • Shoalhaven Zoo Kindy Excursion - Tuesday 28th October
  • Shaneo's Walk Against Slavery - Fri 31st Oct - Sun 9th Nov
  • Yr 2 Intensive Swimming Program - Monday 3rd Nov to Friday 7th Nov
  • Driver Education - SAS, Ull Ex-Servo's & Marulan - 5th, 6th & 7th November
  • Yr 7/8 Photography Walking Excursion & Treasure Hunt with the Abbotsleigh Students - Tues 11th Nov
  • Stage 2 Camp - Koloona Tues 11th & Wed 12th November 
  • Inaugural Kiama Youth Forum - Yr 11/12 Leaders - Friday 28th November
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Uniform Shop will be closed Tues 28th October but will be open Thurs 30th & Fri 31st October