Students ‘green lit’ for future career

FIRST HAND: TAFE Trainer and Assessor Helen Strik showed Rooty Hill High School student Byron Pochodyla the ropes on how to operate the truck driver training simulator. Photo: OSCAR COLEMANAn annual awareness day gave Rooty Hill High School students a taste of a potential career in transport and logistics.
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Green Light Day is a joint initiative between industry and the New South Wales Government to promote the variety of job opportunities in the transport and logistics sector.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said aspike in industry growth had sparked the awareness day.

“Across NSW, there are more than 500,000 people working in transport or logistics, which accounts for 14 per cent of the workforce,”

“The volume of freight moved in NSW is forecast to double in the next 20 years and demand for passenger rail services is expected to grow by 50 per cent, so there will continue to be plenty of job opportunities for young people in transport and logistics.”

The year 10 and 11 studentswere among seven schools whovisitedthe Woolworths Sydney Regional Distribution Centre,Sydney Intermodal Freight Terminal and RAAF base last Friday.

They also received the opportunity to meet staff as well as representatives from the industry, TAFE and Transport for NSW.

“Green Light Day raised awareness about the multitude of career options available to students, whether they are intending to enter the workforce after Year 10, 11 or 12 or following tertiary study,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

“We are grateful for the generous support of the RAAF, Woolworths and Pacific National in opening the doors of their organisations to Green Light Day students.”

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