Every year, COMPACT Inc host Industry Experience Tours targeting students in Years 9 – 12 from Griffith High, Marian Catholic College & Wade High.
Each tour is aimed at a key industry to the Griffith region, where businesses and professionals offer a behind the scenes tour, showcasing career pathways, employment, work experience and training opportunities in their industry area.
The 5 key industry areas are:
- Manufacturing, Metals and Engineering
- Aged Care & Allied Health
- Tourism & Hospitality
During the lunch breaks, students hear from from guest speaker to give further insights. Past guest speakers have included Erin Cotter – Trainee Engineer at Griffith City Council, Jackson Coles – former IT TVET Student, Nathan Rowley – former construction TVET student and Frank Nardi – Head Automotive teacher at Griffith TAFE.
The speakers who were once in the same spot as students, spoke about their individual career path and answered any questions the students may have had.
Students who have participated in the tours have often approached businesses regarding work experience, apprenticeship opportunities and weekend work.