Ringwood, Australia, April 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- For Mel Alemu the 27th April will be one of those sign posts everyone has in their life. It will mark the culmination of a year's worth of research and preparation and he knows there are many paths local students can take as a result of his hard work.
Mr Alemu has worked in private practice as an electrical engineer in electronics and in communication engineering, but his passion is to teach.
"I started one year ago at MEGT's Trade Skills Centre, putting together learning materials and resources for MEGT's electrotechnology courses," explains Mr Alemu. "It has been quite a surprise to discover how popular the Pre-apprenticeship courses are. Students have been telling their friends and the classes have grown more from word-of-mouth than from marketing. And it is very satisfying to hear about students who finish a course and get employment."
"I can hardly believe how much it has grown.
"What we offer at the Trade Skills Centre is a one to one relationship between students and trainers that you can only get from having small classes. You get to know the students well and can talk to them about all the different opportunities they have ahead of them. Electrotechnology is a big profession."
The 27th April will be the celebration of MEGT Trade Skills Centre's first student undertaking a full Certificate III in Electrotechnology apprenticeship and it will be a poignant moment for Mr Alemu when the Hon Peter Hall, Victorian Minister for Higher Education and Skills and Minister responsible for the Teaching Profession and Mr Mike Symon, Federal Member of Parliament for Deakin officially mark the occasion. It’s a double celebration for MEGT in its 30th year of operation.