SkillsTech Australia invited over 100 school students from Grades 9 to 11 to test their skills by completing small projects and trying several trades in Construction and Engineering industries at their Acacia Ridge Training Centre recently.

SkillsTech Australia Business Manager Colin Marshall said that school students from Beenleigh and Nanango State High Schools, Kingston College, BoysTown, Yeronga and Shailer Park State High Schools and Murri School were provided an exposure to trade training.

SkillsTech Australia had set up stations for Painting and Decorating, Solid Plastering, Bricklaying, Wall and Floor Tiling, Flooring Technology, Wall and Ceiling Lining as well as Patternmaking and Moulding in the Foundry.

Teachers and representatives from apprenticeship centres were present to answer questions from the students.

SkillsTech Australia has recently opened their $8 million Wet Trades Facility incorporating all the latest equipment and resources.

SkillsTech Australia is Queensland's lead TAFE institute in trade and technician training for the automotive, building and construction, electro technology, manufacturing and engineering, sustainable technologies and water industries.