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Friday, 18. September 2009

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Media Release

Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton  Western Australia  6530

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

                                                        

 

INNOVATIVE TRAINING METHODS PUT STUDENTS INTO 5TH GEAR



Central West TAFE Certificate III in Automotive Technology students are developing increased levels of motivation for their studies with an innovative project which incorporates the online broadcasting tool You Tube. 


The 11 Apprentices from the Midwest and Gascoyne regions have gained competency in the unit ‘Repair Automatic Transmissions' by writing, producing, filming and editing their own instructional documentary for publication on You Tube.


Central West TAFE Lecturer Thomas said, "By incorporating this project into the course schedule we have seen new levels of enthusiasm in the students. They have worked well in a team, planned to work to a deadline, used creativity, developed confidence, communicated well and therefore ultimately we have increased their employability skills". Thomas continued, "Not to mention it's also a bit of fun for them".


Acting Managing Director, Mr David Cohen said, "Central West TAFE staff are continuously developing new and innovative methods to train our students, which is one of the reasons our College is continuously recognised as a training leader in Western Australia".


To access the You Tube footage the link is  http://www.youtube.com/user/cwtafe


 

Geraldton Guardian Friday 18. September 2009 (click on picture to view a larger version)


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