Rail skills put Victorian students on the right track
TLISC took part in the Rail Industry Experience Week held at Newport’s Rail Skills Centre from 20-24 October. This event is designed to provide Year 10 students from schools in Melbourne’s growing West an invaluable insight into the rich and varied career opportunities the rail industry offers.
During the week students received construction awareness training and experienced the V/Line driver simulator which is used in the rigorous process for training drivers.
The week helped raise awareness of the many roles and disciplines that exist within the rail industry as well as provided a greater understanding of what is involved and what skills and qualifications are needed for a career in rail.
Young members of the rail industry – recent graduates and trainees – were present throughout the course and acted as peer ambassadors to the 26 students attending from selected schools.
The Regional Rail Link: Rail System project team have worked closely with the Wyndham and Hobson’s Bay Local Learning and Employment Network to develop this initiative. A media release from the Minister for Public Transport is available here.