Students given the green light for transport careers
High school students are being encouraged to consider a career as a truck driver, aircraft engineer or stevedore at an annual transport and logistics awareness day.
Green Light Day is a joint initiative between industry and the New South Wales Government to promote the vast variety of job opportunities in the transport and logistics sector.
“Across NSW, there are more than 500,000 people working in transport or logistics, which accounts for 14 per cent of the workforce,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“The volume of freight moved in NSW is forecast to double in the next 20 years and demand for passenger rail services is expected to grow by 50 per cent, so there will continue to be plenty of job opportunities for young people in transport and logistics.”
Green Light Day will see year 10 and 11 students from seven high schools across Western and South Western Sydney visit either the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base at Richmond, the Woolworths Sydney Regional Distribution Centre at Minchinbury and the Sydney Freight Terminal at Chullora.
The 130 participating students will see first-hand the different jobs on offer by visiting these operating workplaces. They will also have the opportunity to meet staff as well as representatives from the industry, TAFE and Transport for NSW.
“Green Light Day will raise awareness about the multitude of career options available to students, whether they are intending to enter the workforce after Year 10, 11 or 12 or following tertiary study,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“We are grateful for the generous support of the RAAF, Woolworths and Pacific National in opening the doors of their organisations to Green Light Day students.”
For more information on Green Light Day visit www.greenlightday.com.au