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Partnership key to apprentice's success

A partnership between Argyle Diamond Mine and North Regional TAFE is ensuring mechanical apprentices receive the critical literacy and numeracy support needed to complete their training.

North Regional TAFE has teamed up with Argyle Diamond Mine to deliver study support to employees three days per week throughout the duration of their apprenticeships and traineeships.

Training is offered in the form of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support, Underpinning Skills for Industry Qualifications (USIQ) and Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory).

ADM apprentice George Woodhouse has been undertaking LLN training, with a focus on numeracy, in conjunction with his apprenticeship for the past two years.

The Wyndham resident said he initially struggled with understanding numeracy concepts, such as fractions, volume and areas of 3D shapes, which are strongly woven into his apprenticeship.

George said the numeracy training had been critical in the successful completion of a number of units within his apprenticeship training.

“I now have the confidence to participate in activities to do with my apprenticeship program, and it is my strongest belief that with the continued support I receive from my North Regional TAFE lecturer, I will successfully complete my apprenticeship training,” he said.

“The support will also no doubt prepare me for the challenges ahead in the future. I am now able to write a competent cover letter and with the help of my lecturer, I now have a good understanding of addressing selection criteria related to my trade and how to write a competent resume.”

Page last updated June 27, 2017