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Gladstone State High School’s Tristan Nietfeld, GAGAL’s Mike Stewart and GAGAL’s Leigh Zimmerlie with Year 9 Gladstone State High School students and the craft they built themselves.
Gladstone State High School’s Tristan Nietfeld, GAGAL’s Mike Stewart and GAGAL’s Leigh Zimmerlie with Year 9 Gladstone State High School students and the craft they built themselves. Jen Tybell

NATIONAL Skills Week is a new initiative designed to raise the status of practical and vocational learning and to give Australians an understanding of the huge opportunities available.

SkillsOne chief executive Brian Wexham said traditional trades were often undervalued career choices and that needed to change.

"National Skills Week will bring to life the positive messages associated with learning a trade, highlighting the talents, the skills and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers," Mr Wexham said.

During the first week of October Gladstone Area Group Apprentices Limited (GAGAL) will host an information expo for those interested in learning a trade.

GAGAL HR manager Leigh Zimmerlie said it would be a chance for locals to see what was available to them.

"Apprentices and trainees are representing a new kind of pathway to a career," Ms Zimmerlie said.

"We will be having a mini expo on October 6, during National Skills Week, to show people what we do here."

The GAGAL expo will be held at 26 Becinsale St, Gladstone.

To see how you can get involved in National Skills Week visit nationalskillsweek.com.au.

Topics:  jobs trades


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