Students from schools join ‘Trade School’ for a day

One of the greatest advantages of being part of a network of seven schools is the wealth of opportunities and resources on offer to our students. 

National award winner and Head of Swan’s Trade Training Centre (STTC) Mr Matthew King welcomed more than 70 students from Mundaring Christian College, Ellenbrook Christian College and Northshore Christian Grammar School last week to STTC to experience pre-apprenticeship life with steel, electrical and carpentry experts.

“On Wednesday we had a large group of students from outside of our schools and today we have 70 students from inside our network,” said Mr King.

“It’s been our most successful launch to date. That’s because we are creating a work culture here that reflects what we want to see across our nation – safe workplaces where female tradespeople can thrive and be successful in whatever they put their hand to. The guys here are being really respectful and it’s a credit to the work that is being done by our instructors in the classroom, the workshop and the cafeteria.”

Across the two days, more than 150 students experienced life in the workshop settings and a special thank you must be given to Swan alumni Sophie O’Doherty, who attended the event.  Sophie graduated from the STTC in 2020 and is currently completing an Auto Electrician Apprenticeship with Komatsu. Sophie spoke to the students about her time at the Trade Centre and her role as an ambassador for females pursuing trade careers.

students will be able to apply for the Swan Trade Training Centre through the Year 11 subject selection process that will take place later this year.

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