2021 has been a shocker.
But now that we’re finally emerging on the other side in one piece, students can make up for all those hours spent stuck indoors and level up their skillset to prepare for their futures.
This summer, through Summer Skills, the NSW government is providing completely free short courses to 16-24 year olds, helping them to learn practical and invaluable skills in the fastest growing industries in the country.
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, empower young people to forge their own pathway in these booming industries:
- Build Knowledge on Construction
Between housing, metros and motorways, demand is as high as ever for construction and with Summer Skills courses in all things construction students can get a handy head start building their futures. What young people will be able to skill up in includes:
- Getting their white card
- Getting a forklift license
- Entering and working in confined spaces
- Operate construction tools and equipment
2. Get to Grips With Community Services
With courses in community services, students get to learn invaluable skills for roles working with children, older people and vulnerable communities. This industry is fundamental to society and contributes to improving the wellbeing of a diverse range of people. What young people will be able to skill up in includes:
- Identifying and responding to children and young people at risk
- Providing First Aid in an education and care setting
- Communicating and working in health or community services
- Working with diverse people
3. Raise Agricultural Awareness
Australia produces a huge range of crop and livestock products and shows no signs of slowing down. It’s a really important industry for our economy, and the more young people know about it, the better. What young people will be able to skill up in includes:
- Operating machinery and equipment
- Operating tractors
- Shearing Sheep and classing wool
- Using agrichemicals safely
4. Digital Skills Are for Everyone
Although using technology in the workplace used to be optional, nowadays it’s pretty much a must-have skill. It’s a necessity that has become essential to businesses. Just about every industry can benefit from digital technology and employees with decent digital skills. What young people will be able to skill up in includes:
- Learning about cyber security
- Basic video editing and production
- Social media engagement
- Creating electronic music
- Creating and using spreadsheets
- Using digital technologies to communicate remotely
- Conducting Customer engagement
5. Dive into Hospitality
Despite being hit hard in the last two years, the hospitality industry remains one of the biggest industries in Australia. Summer Skills help your students become hospo ready with the chance to learn highly valued and relevant skills. What young people will be able to skill up in includes:
- Barista and café skills
- Food safety
- Getting their RSA (alcohol) and RCG (gambling)
- Customer service skills
Change their outlook on work life
By connecting your students to Summer Skills courses, you get to help them gain invaluable skills for life – allowing them to upskill, impress and gain heaps of confidence this summer.
Challenge what students think they know about work life and put their skills to the test with one of the many free short courses – it might just be one of their best summers yet.