Last night, Hallam Senior College hosted its inaugural Trades Gala Showcase. Eighty guests, including representatives from local business, school council, Monash University, neighbouring schools and the parent body enjoyed a delicious progressive dinner prepared by the school’s hospitality students under the guidance of Chef Wolfgang Kessler.

Guests toured Hallam Senior College’s Hair & Beauty facilities and watched students at work while Maria Pradolin described these programs. This was followed by a tour of the Traditional Trades facility where students enthusiastically explained the work that the college’s Automotive, Building and Furniture Making students do as they hone their skills under the guidance of Joe Varga, Rodney Triegaardt, John Akers and Clive Rogers.

The dinner was introduced by former students, Karly Tapner, an awarded plumbing apprentice, and Matt Litten, now a fully qualified mechanic. They spoke about the rewards that pursuing a career in the traditional trades can bring.

Scott Kirkby, Leader of the Traditional Trades & Technologies Sub School, says that the school is already looking forward to next year’s Trades Gala Dinner.

We thank students, staff and all who attended for making this such a wonderful event.

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See the article in the Journal Newspaper: http://journalnews.starcommunity.com.au/…/2…/trading-places/