TAFE Queensland SkillsTech organised the second Open Day at the Acacia Ridge Training Centre recently with participation by more than 600 high school students and members of the public.

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech General Manager Mary Campbell said Open Days were an invaluable way for people to gain first-hand understanding of trade and technical training and related career pathways. Mrs Campbell explained that the Open Days are collaborative events that involve their teachers, students and staff, as well as key industry partners and providers.

The event is also interactive with people encouraged to participate in light and heavy automotive, engineering, electrical, wet trades, carpentry, plumbing, and foundry activities at the WorldSkills Try’aTrade.

The Open Day also offers the general public an excellent opportunity to tour TAFE Queensland’s facilities and workshops which, in the case of the Acacia Ridge Training Centre, is one of the largest trade and technical training facilities in the southern hemisphere.

The Acacia Ridge Open Day also included the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of Australia’s Apprentice Challenge to find Queensland’s most outstanding plastering and wet trades apprentices.

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech holds three annual Open Days at its Bracken Ridge, Acacia Ridge and Eagle Farm training centres. The final Open Day at Eagle Farm will be held on Wednesday 18 June from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm.