TAFE Wollongong’s SALT-inspired course a success with useful ladies

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Not so way back Krystina Semmler could not inform the distinction between a screw and a nail. Right this moment the TAFE Wollongong scholar has ambitions of someday working her personal handy-person enterprise. However first she needs to finish her Certificates 1 in Building at TAFE Wollongong. The 29-year-old can be having fun with being a part of a pilot program instructing ladies constructing and useful particular person expertise to allow them to function their very own companies. This system is being led by a bunch of Illawarra ladies coaching at TAFE Wollongong campus to realize the hands-on expertise to function their very own handy-person companies. The ladies are members of the organisation Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT). They’re finding out Certificates I in Building three days per week for a interval of 4 months. On commencement, the ladies can have accomplished the necessities to use for a license to carry out non-structural repairs to properties. SALT vice-president and program trainer Flavia Teixeira stated the nationwide group inspired ladies into trades. A technique SALT did this was by working workshops in colleges all through the Illawarra. Learn extra: Wollongong start-up SALT has developed right into a nationwide physique encouraging extra ladies into trades “This newest initiative with the Division of Coaching is supported by TAFE NSW and permits us to show the ladies some expertise which finally will permit them to get a handyperson license if they need,” Ms Teixeira stated. “Through the course we’re additionally going to do a enterprise unit which is able to hopefully assist the ladies end the course and begin their very own enterprise. “That is clearly a pilot undertaking however these ladies are superb. They actually need to be right here and that actually helps. “I believe they’ll do very well and hopefully this system can even be rolled out to different TAFE campuses.” Rebecca Johnston is a type of college students who’s loving the Cert I course. The 41-year-old stated she would not even thoughts travelling from Nowra to Wollongong 3 times per week to finish the course. Learn extra: All hands-on for TAFE Wollongong open day “I adore it. I actually take pleasure in doing the course,” Ms Johnston stated. “I’ve gained loads of expertise already which is able to assist me round the home. “I haven’t got to depend on anybody else to make things better up, I can truly do it myself. Extra importantly I am truly having fun with the course and am contemplating doing a Cert III which is able to make me the identical because the apprentices, that means I might begin my very own enterprise if I needed.”

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