The Re-Emergence of Trade Pathways

As the dark clouds of COVID-19 slowly recede, the warmth and positivity of the Saint Yon Trade Training Centre re-emerged last week. Both staff and students were very happy to be back in the workshops.

All trade classes resumed full time with great banter and enthusiasm amongst both students and trainers.  With attendance nearing 90%, it was clear the Trade Training Centre was successfully open for business.

Our twenty-five LaSallian school based apprentices and trainees were all in agreement the tighter controls surrounding COVID-19 had a dampening effect on their industry work. Amazingly, only a small number of contractors were affected. The vast majority were buoyant and the trade students benefited throughout.

As community controls are eased in future and a clearer landscape develops, our traditional trade events and work placement programs will be reshaped and rescheduled.

Regards and God bless 

The Saint Yon Staff

New Head of Trade Training

Saint Yon Welcomes Mrs Margaret Phillips to the position of Acting Head of Trade Training 2019.

2019 classes are well underway

This year our class groups are well underway, our main areas of growth are in Construction and Electrotechnology as we now deliver content to students across year 11 and 12, and Automotive with two classes.

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WINNER !!!! at WorldSkills Regional Competition

Fig:1.1   Sam Russo (Judge ) & winner Anthony Ters(Yr. 12 Automotive IBL student)

First in Automotive WorldSkills Regional Competition

All at saint Yon are proud to announce that Anthony Ters, a Year  12 Industry Based Learning student for Automotive, came first in the Automotive WorldSkills Australia’snational program of Regional Competition against  a competitive field of 15 of the top students from around the state.  Anthony has a School Based Apprenticeship where he goes to work at Heartland Motors at Chullora 2-days per week and studies for his HSC on the other 3-days a week.  Saint Yon Trade Training Centre had four year 12 students competing in Automotive and Carpentry at the World Skills competition; Antony Ters, Cameron Ruhnau, Julian D’Amico and Anthony Mokdassi.

The competition was on Friday 8th November  at Granville TAFE College and boys and girls competing were give six  1.5 hour  challenge tests that ranged from Diagnosing an Auto Electrical problem to testing a Hydraulics system in a very hot 39 degree Auto Workshop. Anthony managed to stay focused and completed his tests with ease.

About WorldSkills Australia’s national program

The WorldSkills Australia’s National Program of Regional Competition is a highly regarded national competition. Medalists from this year’s Regional Competitions may be eligible to compete at the Perth WSA National Competition in September 2014, to test their skills against Australia’s best trainees and apprentices over three exciting days of competition.  Regional Competitions provide young people, working in a trade or skill, with the opportunity to showcase their passion and talent in over 50 categories from traditional trades such as carpentry and hairdressing through to the more contemporary professions of mechatronics and web design.

Third in Carpentry WorldSkills Regional Competition

Anthony Mokdassi competed on Wednesday 13 November at Ingleburn TAFE College against a field of 10 of the top Vet students in Carpentry and came Third in the competition which was a mighty effort for his first exposure to this high level of completion.  Anthony’s TAFE teacher has said that Anthony has shown a great aptitude in Carpentry and also performed well in his industry work placement this year receiving accolades from his employer.

We wish Anthony Ters all the best for the Perth national WorldSkills in 2014.

Fig:1.2  Anthony Mokdassi, Yr 12 VET student ,Third in Carpentry