The AEF is coming back to life

We’re running virtual Maths in Trades implementation workshops via Zoom on 12 and 19 June. Numbers for each workshop are limited. There will definitely be more to it than just watching the screen. We want you to participate. If you or your school are interested in joining in, please contact Andrew.bryson@bigpond.com

Trade Readiness Courses are proving popular

16 high schools have successfully completed 21 Trade Readiness Courses between them. The courses included brick & block laying, painting & decorating, carpentry, plumbing, wall & floor tiling, signs & graphics and civil construction. Obviously, we’ve hit Pause for now, but our fingers are crossed for later in the year and we’ll definitely be back in 2021. A big thank you to the following schools for participating:
Blakehurst High School
Blayney High School
Chifley College Senior Campus, Mt Druitt
Chifley College Junior Campus, Mt Druitt
Chifley College Bidwell
Coolamon Central School
Gorokan High School
James Meehan High School
Macintyre High School, Inverell
Nowra High School
Orange High School
Punchbowl Boys High School
Rooty Hill High School
Seven Hills High School
Wagga High School
Walcha Central School
Think past today and look to tomorrow ... check out our TRC FAQ now.

We're beyond happy and definitely celebrating

Why? 36 High Schools have now made the Maths in Trades Pathway part of their syllabus. And there’s more to come later this year. A big thank you to all of you for supporting a great idea.
 
Belmore Boys High
Blakehurst High School
Bomaderry High School
Callagahan College, Jesmond Senior Campus
Chifley College, Mount Druitt Campus
Chifley College Senior Campus
Chifley College, Bidwell Campus
Chifley College, Dunheved
Chifley College, Shalvey Campus
Collarenabri Central High School
Colyton High School
Dension College, Kelso High Campus
Hunter Sports High School
James Meehan High School
Kelso High School, Denison Campus
Kincumber High School
Lake Munmorah High School
Lithgow High School
Maitland Christian School
Mount Austin High School
Northlakes High School
Oxley High School
Punchbowl Boys High School
Rooty Hill High School
Seven Hills High School
St Gregory's College
Tumbarumba High School
Tumut High School
Wagga Wagga High School
Walcha Central School
Warialda High School
Warners Bay High
Wee Waa High School
West Wallsend High School
West Wyalong High School
Yass High School

Central Coast MITP Implementation Workshiop — the first for 2020

Our next Maths in Trades Implementation Workshop is being held at the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College in Tumbi Umbi on Thursday, 20 February. You'll hear from John Meng, the developer of the Maths in Trades Pathway, as he simplifies the process of introducing the syllabus to your school. Bookings are essential — click on the Events menu to register. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Maths in Trades Implementation Workshop

Our next Maths in Trades Implementation Workshop is being held at the Kadina High Campus in Goonellabah, Lismore on Thursday, 21 November. You'll hear from John Meng, the developer of the Maths in Trades Pathway, as he simplifies the process of introducing the syllabus to your school. Bookings are essential — click on the Events menu to register. The workshop is free, it's been registered for MyPL and lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Wagga MITP Implementation Workshop — what a day!

The AEF was very excited when 37 maths teachers from 34 schools turned up at the Wagga Maths in Trades Implementation Workshop recently. There was a serious amount of talking, making of plans, asking of questions and not a little to-ing and fro-ing. We count it a huge success. Thank you everyone for coming along. We hope all goes well for you when you introduce MITP to your students next year. A particular thank you to Nathan Cooper from the RIEP who was a big help to us.

Ballina and Lismore are next up for a Maths in Trades Information Evening

Andrew and I are setting out for Ballina and Lismore to bring you a Mathematics in Trades Information Evening. This your chance to find out how the Maths in Trades pathway can benefit your students. Maths teachers, careers advisers and principals are all welcome.

Ballina, Tuesday, 23 July
Southern Cross School of Distance Education
2.-40 Chickiba Drive, East Ballina
5.00-7.00pm

Lismore, Wednesday, 24 July
Trinity Catholic College
1 Dawson Street, Lismore
5.00-7.00pm

To register you’ll have to contact Andrew.bryson@bigpond.com from the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum. Sorry, I don’t have an email.

A Maths in Trades information evening is coming to a place near you

50 schools (drum roll) have already made or are about to make the Maths in Trades Pathway part of their curriculum. We’re determined to get that figure much higher, so Andrew Bryson is setting out to visit as many of you as he can and persuade you to bring the MITP to your school. He’ll be hosting Maths in Trades information evenings in:
 
Bathurst — Thursday, 2 May
Queanbeyan — Wednesday, 29 May
Bega — Thursday, 30 May
Port Macquarie — Wednesday, 5 June
Tamworth — Thursday, 6 June
Central Coast — Wednesday, 19 June
Blue Mountains — Thursday, 20 June
 
Make a note in your diary.
We’ll send out time and venue details closer to the day.

We’re feeling very proud

Congratulations to the team from Chifley College Shalvey Campus, Colyton High and Rooty Hill High who have just been awarded the regional 2018 Executive Director's Recognition Award for the development and writing of the Mathematics in Trades pathway. Our picture shows Ron Raj from Rooty Hill High School accepting the award on behalf of the team. Well done everyone!

James Meehan HS

These students from James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields recently participated in and successfully completed a plumbing Trade Readiness Course. These Trade Readiness Courses are funded by the Department of Industry (Training Services NSW) and allocated by the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum to high schools delivering the Mathematics in Trades Pathway. TAFE NSW provides the teachers to run these valuable programs. Bring a TRC to your school … contact the AEF for more information.

Taking it carefully, but definitely succeeding in the end

Students from James Meehan High School in Macquarie Fields recently participated in a plumbing Trade Readiness Course. These Trade Readiness Courses are funded by the Department of Industry (Training Services NSW) and allocated by the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum to high schools delivering the Mathematics in Trades Pathway. TAFE NSW provides the teachers to run these valuable programs. Bring a TRC to your school … contact the AEF for more information.

Bring a Trade Readiness Course to your school

These industrious people are students from Chifley College Senior Campus who this week were involved in a Bricklaying Trade Readiness Course. These Trade Readiness Courses are funded by the Department of Industry (Training Services NSW) and allocated by the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum to high schools delivering the Mathematics in Trades Pathway. TAFE NSW provides the teachers to run these valuable programs. Bring a TRC to your school … contact us for more information.