Six apprentices have graduated from a six-month Lithgow Skills Centre (LSC) training program at TAFE Western.
The LSC Program offers Electrical and Fitting and Machining apprentices an opportunity to increase their skills in a range of areas to enhance their trade qualifications.
“Some of the important skills the students learnt as part of the LSC Program include electrical enhancements, fitting and machining, metal fabrication projects, hydraulics and pneumatics, first aid and communications,” TAFE Western Business Capability Unit Director Brad Polak said.
“This LSC Program has been operating for more than 15 years and during this time more than 300 apprentices and their employers have benefitted from this initiative.”
Mr Polak said the LSC Program was a partnership between TAFE Western and industry representatives in the Lithgow region. This year’s partners included EnergyAustralia, Skillset Workforce, Centennial Coal and Thales Australia.
Lithgow Skills Centre graduates for 2016 were:
Lleyton Peveril-Guest, Energy Australia.
“The LSC Program is a high quality, flexible training program customised to meet the needs of each employer and varying attendance patterns are negotiated by the employers for their apprentices,” Mr Polak added.
“I’d like to congratulate all of the graduates and pay special mention to Jordan Ticehurst who won the Outstanding Student Award for the mechanical trade and Jack Turner who won the Outstanding Student Award for the electrical trade.”
As part of their graduation, each student showcased their work and made a final presentation to a panel of employers and teachers. At the conclusion of these presentations, a graduation ceremony was held with colleagues, family and friends in attendance.
For more information about the Lithgow Skills Centre Program, please email Brad Polak on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6393 2632.