WITH the return to face to face learning at Rosny College comes an enriched range of training opportunities for students in a variety of Vocational and Education Training (VET) pathways.
Rosny College VET Construction students have returned to tackle a new and exciting project of not so tiny proportions.
The project sees students build a modern, 4.8 metre by 3.6 metre, timber framed building with a variety of possible uses.
Teacher Tim Johns explained that the project was created through the impact of COVID-19 closing off-site learning experiences for students.
“We needed a major project we could do at the college, which had enough complexity and scope to challenge the students and let them experience real construction work, allowing them to build their skills and knowledge” Mr Johns said.
VET Construction students will be involved in every aspect of the project from quoting materials and planning time schedules right through to dealing with a client post sale, carrying out groundwork and installation.
The building will be for sale to the public after completion.
Another new venture for the college is the addition of a food truck as a means to enhance industry training within the hospitality department.
Rosny has a large hospitality department that offers VET Hospitality and Kitchen Operations courses, as well as a Coffee Making short course, which will welcome this new form of training.
The college already operates a student run café and offers opportunities for them to learn through serving in the community at school fairs and sporting events.
However, the addition of the food truck means students will get realistic opportunities to make coffee and serve customers in different environments while honing their skills to complete their VET units.
Rosny College received funding for this new venture from a VET in schools grant provided by the VELCI unit.
Look out for the Rosny Food Truck out and about on the Eastern Shore once further restrictions are lifted.
Caption: The Rosny College Food Truck serving customers.