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Workshops on careers in transport roll out to Sydney high schools

Over the next 12 months, Transit Systems will be hosting a series of workshops at Sydney high schools, sharing its insights on the myriad of career opportunities in the mass transport sector.

The workshops are part of a collaboration between Transit Systems, Programmed Training Services and the NSW Department of Education Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP), aimed at promoting awareness of the diverse career pathways within the mass transport industry, including apprenticeships and cadetships.

The inaugural workshop for this initiative took place at Transit Systems’ Hoxton Park Depot in September, where it hosted students from Cecil Hills High School and Minarah College for an informative and involved session where students had the opportunity to learn about the opportunities available within Transit Systems and the broader mass transport industry.

The training session featured a young first apprentice who shared personal experiences and perspectives on working within the transport industry, shedding light on the opportunities it presents to aspiring professionals. Students also gained an in-depth understanding of Programmed Training Services and its pivotal role within the transport sector.

The day included interactive elements, including a Q&A session and a workshop tour, where students learned about the intricacies of multi-transport-related work. To cap off the session, students received comprehensive information about potential career pathways, including work experience, school-based apprenticeships, and full-time opportunities.

Jamie Sinclair, Transit Systems NSW Managing Director, said it was exciting to join forces with Programmed Training Services and the NSW Department of Education in this endeavour.

“The industry is growing at a rapid rate therefore initiatives like these are crucial to engage and educate young people about the opportunities available in the mass transport sector where there are significant careers opportunities to fill in the short term and long term” he said.

The next session is scheduled in Term 1, 2024 at Transit Systems, Leichhardt.

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