A hands-on Open Day at TAFE NSW Wollongong this Saturday will give school leavers a taste of vocational training and education options for next year.
The September 14 event runs from 9am to 1pm and includes a range of activities including an automotive paint and panel demonstration.
People can also try the cutting edge virtual welder, lay a brick with Mick, become a star of the screen or film a short scene.
The Minister responsible for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, said that the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeships and Smart and Skilled funded courses means that there's never been a better time to study at TAFE.
"There are more than half a million new jobs in the pipeline right now that require doing, not just knowing. Courses for nine of the 10 most in-demand jobs are already being delivered by TAFE NSW," Mr Lee said.
"With courses and bachelor degrees in areas such as cyber security and drone technology, and information technology, choosing TAFE NSW is an obvious choice for people looking to secure their first job, win a promotion or endeavor on a career change."
He said visitors to the Open Day will learn more about how studying one of over 1200 courses at TAFE NSW can turbocharge their career.
Visit events.tafensw.edu.au/open-day for details.