Just another tech success story
JACOB Sims is just one of many success stories of students that have obtained fulfilling careers after completing their schooling through the Technical College Gladstone (TCG).
Jacob successfully graduated from Year 12 at the TCG in 2009 and is now a second-year diesel mechanic apprentice at Prime Rentals in Gladstone.
Jacob said attending the technical college helped his career choices.
“Going to the Technical College Gladstone helped me find the job I wanted a lot quicker,” he said.
“It also enabled me to ease into the workforce by doing two weeks at work then two weeks at school.”
At the TCG, students undertake various types of work experience in order to decide on their career pathway.
The unique two weeks of school/two weeks in the workplace model is desirable to many employers, as students get to see a project through to completion in the workplaces and it gives students a better idea of what a working week is like.
Students that are signed up to school-based apprenticeships or traineeships at the TCG earn while they learn, and still complete Years 11 and 12.
The Technical College is one of four Education Queensland and Industry Partnership (EQIP) programs which aims to provide employers with work-ready students.