MORE than 200 local school students visited Cooma TAFE yesterday to participate in the Taste of TAFE open day.
Students from Jindabyne Central School, Monaro High School, Bombala High School, Snowy Mountains Christian School and St Patrick's School were able to try their hand at a range of professional skills offered in TAFE training and educational programs.
A number of interactive sessions were held for subjects such as Business Services, Automotive, Welding, Wool Classing, Child Studies, Photography, Hospitality and more.
Throughout the day career pathways and local job opportunities were highlighted as students were provided with information on TAFE qualifications and services.
Students were also advised on the practical learning activities related to personal interests, skills and selected careers.
"The day offers a taster for young school students who might be considering undertaking a TAFE course as one of their subjects for the Higher School Certificate," Campus Manager, Mr Daryl Anderson said.
"TVET Courses contribute to their final mark. For others it might help them consider an area of vocational training to undertake after completing the HSC.
"This year we have about 104 enrolled in TAFE-delivered vocational education and training TVET courses."
Students also enjoyed a sausage sizzle and information bag compliments of the Campus.