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Try A Trade 2018 – again a huge success

The Try A Trade Expo in May, was a huge success thanks to our strong working relationship with Maribyrnong Youth Services.

383 students from 18 local secondary schools engaged in hands-on learning activities relating to the world of trades. We showcased 19 trades ranging from bricklaying to hair and beauty, to cater for all students’ interests.

Every year we improve Try A Trade to make it even more relevant and educational for students, to help them navigate the new and complex world of work.

This year we aligned the event to new research undertaken by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) “The New Work Mindset– 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order”. Each exhibitor was allocated to one or more of the ‘ 7 job clusters’.

The MMVLLEN hosted a Career-Dress-Up Photo Booth where students were able to explore the job clusters matching their career aspirations and skills. 

Watch this latest video clip to hear feedback from some of the participants!

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