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Students swapped their scissors for stretches 0

Get moving and get motivated was the takeaway message from a recent health and wellbeing seminar held at GOTAFE during August.

TEC Hair and Beauty students at GOTAFE’s Seymour, Shepparton and Wangaratta Campuses were visited by a representative from POSACTIVITY, Matt Dillon.

POSACTIVITY focusses on physical activity to motive the mind and body. Through a series of simple 30 minute activities, Matt encouraged the students to get moving, he helped them to identify parts of the body that hold tension and gave them techniques to release that tension and negative energy.

GOTAFE Hair and Beauty Trainer and industry representative, Carmel Cook recognised the need to step away from traditional study methods to further motivate the students.

“The students are half way through the study year and have been enthusiastic and committed to their studies but we all know that sometimes it is challenging to see the end goal, especially for some of these students who are juggling study, part-time jobs, social commitments and just being a teenager,” she said.

“We wanted to encourage our students to reach their goals and remind them, whilst the journey to get there will take some effort, the rewards will far out way any negatives.

“We sought the assistance of Matt Dillon from POSACTIVITY because we all know that physical movement has a positive impact on feeling energised and motivated and we want our students to put their best foot forward when entering into related hair and beauty industries.

“The students were also addressed by representatives from GOTAFE’s Skills and Job Hub as well as student services, outlining to students the available support in both job seeking and pathways as well as learning strategies for dealing with life’s challenges.

“Industry representatives also gave accounts of their own learning pathways and journeys as well as valuable insight into industry expectations when entering into the workforce.”

Posactivity has a passion for sharing physical activity sessions which incorporate positive psychology and fun meaningful movement to help people improve their health and wellbeing and optimise their participants life.

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STEM Expo gives students career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths 0

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careers expo

Students at Galen Catholic College Wangaratta learnt about potential career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at the STEM Expo on Wednesday August 14.

Students learnt about how drones are revolutionising farming and delivery systems from guest speakers and drone pilots. They also met ‘NAO’ the robot as well as SIM Man (pictured here with GOTAFE staff from the Skills and Jobs Centre) and were shown how robots are leading the way forward in Rural Health Services.

STEM stands for;
See the evolution of additive manufacturing technology with 3D Printers at work
Test the skills of the future navigating Sphero Robots through mazes
Experience informal and creative computer technology and coding with CoderDojo
Make a robot walk, talk and think with Lego Mindstorms ev3

The STEM Expo also featured representatives from Australian Defence Forces, Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University and Royal Society of Victoria.

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STRONG INTEREST FOR NATIONAL DAIRY YOUTH CAMP 0

National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp
Young people from across the country have shown strong interest in the upcoming National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp.

With places filling fast, Event Organiser, Industry Trainer for GOTAFE National Centre for Dairy Education, Lucy Galt said the Camp is set to be the best yet.

Ms Galt went on to say the event has had a long history of supporting dairy enthusiasts and said that the event would not be possible without the support of the industry and its sponsors. Read more

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SKILLS AND JOBS CENTRE SUPPORTING LOCALS TO ACHIEVE 0

Tim Batson - Skills Jobs CentreThe new Skills and Jobs Centre at GOTAFE is already kicking goals, having already assisted hundreds of locals to find the right training or career pathway since opening in May.

Tim Batson is just one of their success stories. Tim, who recently completed Certificate IV in Community Services Work (CHC40708), was directed to the Skills and Jobs Centre by a classmate. Now he is working in his dream job thanks to support provided by the Career Advisor Team at the Centre. Read more

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NEW FLEXIBLE COURSES FOR ART ENTHUSIASTS 0

Sculpture_0032GOTAFE have launched a new series of flexible short courses designed for art enthusiasts.

Life Drawing, Pushing the Boundaries with Drawing and the Secret to Layers with Oils are six week accredited courses now on offer as part of a new suite of flexible learning programs at GOTAFE. Read more

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NEW HOME & NEW SPONSOR FOR NATIONAL DAIRY YOUTH CAMP 0

IMG_5082Local young people are being given the opportunity to participate in a 5 day camp designed to support their interest in the dairy industry.

The National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp, previously held at the Melbourne Showgrounds has found a new home at Tatura Park, thanks to the generous sponsorship of International Dairy Week. Read more

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AN ACCIDENTAL PATHWAY INTO AGRICULTURE 0

Finn Leahy_Gipps studentFinn Leahy never planned on a career in Agriculture, during his time at St Pauls Anglican Grammar School, he focused on a pathway involving Graphic Design and Architecture.

After completing Year 12, Finn didn’t want to rush into university, so instead he started working on a farm; it didn’t take long to get him hooked. Read more

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BAKING DEPARTMENT PRODUCES WINNERS 0

L A Judge Awards Dinner and Presentation

L A Judge Awards Dinner and Presentation

GOTAFE student Ben Werner has taken out a nationwide baking apprenticeship award after three days of intense competition and assessment against five other young bakers from across the country. Read more

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TWO STUDENTS WILL REPRESENT GOTAFE AT THE WORLD SKILLS COMPETITION 0

Automotive apprentice Crystal McLaren and Hairdressing student Eloise McCormick will compete at the National level of the World Skills Competition this October.

Crystal and Eloise earnt the opportunity to represent GOTAFE initially at the regional level of the competition after edging out their competitors, their fellow classmates in an internal competition arranged by GOTAFE. Their impressive performance at the regional level has now secured them a place at the National Competition, where the pressure will be on as they undertake three days of intensive competition against the nation’s best in their field. Read more

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NEW HOME & NEW SPONSOR FOR NATIONAL DAIRY YOUTH CAMP 0

IMG_5085Local young people are being given the opportunity to participate in a 5 day camp designed to support their interest in the dairy industry.

The National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp, previously held at the Melbourne Showgrounds has found a new home at Tatura Park, thanks to the generous sponsorship of International Dairy Week. Read more