Judges Cameron Campbell, Duncan McMaster and Peter Keogh with students Katie Johnson, Sally Whitton, (back) Tiana Bowyer, Meg Stewart and Hilary Thrift.
Judges Cameron Campbell, Duncan McMaster and Peter Keogh with students Katie Johnson, Sally Whitton, (back) Tiana Bowyer, Meg Stewart and Hilary Thrift. Emma Channon

Crowds flock to TAFE open day

COFFEE was brewing, music was played, sheep being sheared and people filing through in their hundreds.

Yesterday, the doors to Warwick TAFE were flung open to the public for their open day, with more than 600 people making use of the opportunity.

Warwick campus director David Taylor said the open day – the first in a number of years – was designed to inform people of what the campus could offer.

“There’s so many different things here – it’s about getting a hands-on experience,” Mr Taylor said.

Hands-on experience TAFE is, with people enrolling in hospitality, rural, aged care and trades courses from 15 years and over.

“We’re certainly doing increasing amounts of work with schools, from Year 10 onwards,” Mr Taylor said. “But (young people) do not comprise the majority of students at TAFE. It’s a whole range of ages.”

Mr Taylor said studying could be achieved through face-to-face learning, but many students took advantage of the online, external courses.

More information available at www.sqit.tafe.qld.gov.au.



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