Entering the workforce can be tough, especially in a new industry where you have little to no experience.
In general, employers prefer taking on apprentices who have done pre-apprenticeship training. This often involves work experience or industry placement, providing students with practical experience in the industry relevant to their course.
Some courses and programs at Central Regional TAFE require students to complete work experience placements before they can graduate, which results in well-rounded graduates that are trained in the skills required of the position they choose to take, but are also great communicators with excellent work ethic.
Central Regional TAFE's dedicated staff members and student services officers work together with local businesses and communities to provide ongoing support for students completing their pre-apprenticeship programs. We aim to make sure each student’s learning experience is both relevant to their chosen industry and also matches their capabilities and skills.
Students that gain their pre-apprenticeship and then apprenticeship or traineeship have more opportunities in the workforce. This practical way of combining theory and practical experience means each student comes into the workforce job-ready with the skills they need.