Tyla Stanton is making steps to becoming a tiler and living up to his name, recently starting a school-based apprenticeship after an opportunity to do work experience inspired him to pursue a career in tiling.
Identifying as Torres Strait Islander and originating from Ugar (Stephens Island), Tyla previously attended other schools in the Cairns region but found he wasn’t really thriving. Once he enrolled in BUSY Schools and was given the opportunity to explore a trade pathway (which is what he has always wanted to do), Tyla is confident that his future plans are now on track.
“The hands on teaching and smaller classes has helped with my education a lot. I had a great time at my recent work experience and I love that I can do a school-based apprenticeship while still gaining my year 12 certificate. I also love that I’m getting into a trade that I like!”, Tyla said of BUSY Schools and the opportunity he has been given to complete a school-based apprenticeship.
BUSY Schools provides students the opportunity to plan for their working careers while also completing their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), through work experiences with local employers and school-based apprenticeships, where the student starts their apprenticeship or traineeship while still at school.
Undertaking a school-based apprenticeship involves working approximately 7.5 hours per week during school hours, and the work forms part of their curriculum learning. Students also benefit by earning some money while learning on the job and gaining employer contacts that can set them up for employment opportunities before even leaving school.
“Not every student’s dream is to go onto university, although BUSY Schools do support students who want to pursue an academic career pathway as well. Our small class sizes and individualised support mean we can provide education and career mentoring to students that suit their preferences. Tyla is a great example of that and we can’t wait to see his career flourish – Tyla the Tiler, what a great business name for a start!” said CEO for BUSY Schools, Lee Aitkens.
Thanks to BUSY Schools, Tyla is now looking forward to his future stating, “Once I finish this year I want to go full time with my school-based apprenticeship and gain full time hours and more money”.
For more information, visit https://www.busyschools.qld.edu.au/
Michelle Ryan, BUSY At Work
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