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For 10 years, Try a Trade has provided a fun, interactive day for local students to discover and explore a wide range of trades. This year they had 430 students from 15 schools in and around the Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley regions came to RecWest Footscray.

This year students had the opportunity to; test out military kits, experience the Melbourne Metro Tunnel through 3D goggles, change a car tyre, make pencil boxes from wood, landscape, use software for architecture and building, try out fingerprinting with Victoria Police, work with electronics, and mix music, to name a few.

Exposure to a broad range of industries is an important component of career planning and preparation, which is why Try a Trade is such an important event.

Jens Boernemeyer, Careers & Pathways Coordinator at participant school Mount Alexander College said:

“The event is a great opportunity for students to find out more about potential career options and engage in hands-on activities.”

A big thanks to MMVLLEN, long term sponsor and partner Maribyrnong City Council, and sponsor Moonee Valley City Council for supporting the event, and the career paths of young people in the west.

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