Our aspiring hairdressers and stylists were hands-on at a recent industry immersion day in TAFE SA Elizabeth’s training salon.
Gaining a glimpse of the learning involved in the Certificate II in Salon Assistant, the Year 10 students were pampered by our students currently enrolled in the course and practised their own styling skills.
The immersion day provided our Year 10 students with valuable and meaningful insight into the industry, the practical skills gained, and hair and beauty pathway options.
TAFE SA is the registered training organisation providing VET training for our Hair & Beauty students. Our students keen to embark on a hair and beauty career enrol in a Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) or a Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (SHB20121).
This term, Year 10 students have been involved in the Subs In Schools program with the opportunity to collaborate with industry and to foster their STEM learning.
Mentored each week by P-TECH Australia partners Saab Australia, students received one-on-one industry guidance from mentors within the Saab Graduate Program, who have assisted students in understanding the complexities of underwater design, electronics, and mathematics.
Students have designed and built a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) required to be buoyant and have the capability to move in all directions. The program has introduced students to design, engineering and manufacturing and strengthened their ‘soft skills’, including teamwork, problem solving and communication.
As part of the P-TECH Australia (Pathways in Technology) program, mentoring with key industry partners provides an education-industry collaboration and industry-supported pathways for students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Gutters are an important fixture on buildings, running along the side of a roof and channelling rainfall to downpipes to protect buildings from water damage. During a recent VET training day with PEER trainer Brittany, our Year 11 Plumbing students were on the hand tools building a 125mm D gutter with a stop-end and a downpipe pop.
Applying basic sheet metal practices, students cut galvanised sheet metal, folded bends, used a sheet metal roller and various hand tools, including groove seaming tools, aviation snips, square nose pliers, rivet guns, and applied a silicone gutter sealant to make sure of no leaks!