GALLERY: Cooma student get a taste of TAFE

Above: Girls from Monaro High and St Pat's learn the art of crepes in the hospitality course.

Above: Girls from Monaro High and St Pat's learn the art of crepes in the hospitality course.

Local schools visited Cooma TAFE for the Taste of TAFE event.

Local schools visited Cooma TAFE for the Taste of TAFE event.

Jack Barnes and Claudia van der Plaat learning about automotive cources at Cooma TAFE.

Jack Barnes and Claudia van der Plaat learning about automotive cources at Cooma TAFE.

Monaro High student, Thijs De Ruijter, shakes it up for the hospitality class.

Monaro High student, Thijs De Ruijter, shakes it up for the hospitality class.

Monaro student, Aidan Griffith becomes the model as students learn more about the photography course.

Monaro student, Aidan Griffith becomes the model as students learn more about the photography course.

Students learn the basics in the TAFE welding course.

Students learn the basics in the TAFE welding course.

Left: Jackie Bolton and Michelle O'Neill in rural studies at Cooma TAFE.

Left: Jackie Bolton and Michelle O'Neill in rural studies at Cooma TAFE.

Shaniah Rackley, Chloe Stockheim, Clair Schofield and Olivia Knott get creative in child studies.

Shaniah Rackley, Chloe Stockheim, Clair Schofield and Olivia Knott get creative in child studies.

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.

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