With new data showing a significant jump in NSW sign & graphics apprenticeships over the past year - both commencements and completions - the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) has teamed up with AusSIP to lift the profile of the industry at career expos around the country. Also, last call for TAFE briefing sessions this Weds.
“Australian Schools Industry Partnership (AusSIP) will be representing the Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) over the coming months at a number of career expos in NSW, Victoria, WA, Queensland and South Australia, which are aimed at lifting the profile of the sign industry and generating interest in signage taster courses,” ASGA said.
If you would like to attend and assist at the expos as industry representation, email ASGA Education Committee Chair, Damian Nielsen, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information in the links below.
Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo, SA, May 6-7
Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo, QLD, May 20-21
Perth SkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo, WA, August 25-27
Victorian Careers Show 2022, VIC, May 12-14
NSW Events 2022 Apprenticeship / Traineeship and Jobs Expos:
Chatswood, August 9
Central Coast, August 16
Illawarra, August 23
South Western Sydney/Macarthur, August 30
Western Sydney, September 6
Last chance for briefing sessions on TAFE NSW’s fee free Trade Pathways for Certificate III in Sign & Graphics
“If you or your staff have industry experience in signage and graphics you may be eligible for a fee free Certificate III qualification under the TAFE NSW Trade Pathways program,” ASGA told its members. “The training is subsidized by the NSW Government thanks to the Trade Pathways Program-Construction Industries Pilot.”
Eligibility criteria applies. Click here for full details.
Briefing sessions on this initiative are being run by ASGA Industry Education Liaison Managers AusSIP, where members have an opportunity to ask Paul Richards (TAFE NSW, Head teacher - Signs & Graphics, Painting & Decorating, Cleaning Operations) any questions they may have regarding the program.
Wednesday 30th March, 7.30am AEDT, Register here
Wednesday 30th March, 4.00pm AEDT, Register here
Registrations for the briefing sessions close 29th March 3.00pm AEDT.
Encouraging Apprenticeship Commencements Statistics for NSW
Apprenticeship commencements in the signs and graphics area were up in NSW by 70% over the past year, according to new statistics from the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum (see above). There was also a sharp jump in apprenticeship completions in Sign & Graphics (see table below).