Posted by La Salle Catholic College, Bankstown
on 10 May 2021
The Year 10 girls from La Salle Catholic College Bankstown participated in a 'Girls in Trade Day' with two other associated schools. At this event, students heard first hand about careers in trade from several outstanding female "tradies".
Students could hear how each of the Women tradies established their careers by studying a VET trade course at school or by gaining work experience that led to a full-time apprenticeship, followed by movement in various leadership positions.
The Year 10 girls were given the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, including a 2-way electrical wiring system, light testing and the advantages of copper tools.
Staff at La Salle Bankstown were excited by the positive reaction of the girls to the day and hope to see some of the participants choosing these VET subjects and career options in the future.