Hands-on for students at Green Light Day

For the fifth year running, Green Light Day brought students from Years 10 and 11 from across metropolitan Sydney, Western Sydney, Richmond and the Illawarra to ‘meet and greet’ transport and logistics industry leaders and hear what career opportunities are available.

The industry growth predicted; the nature of supply chains; and the increasing application of technology to scheduling, traceability, distribution channels, passenger transport and asset performance also means the industry is not just a consideration for the present but also for the future.

Students attended presentations about the range of work and career opportunities in the transport and logistics industry and were able to participate in ‘hands-on’ activities at the following Green Light Day sites:

  • National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) – Eveleigh
  • Transport Training Centre – Petersham
  • The RAAF Base – Richmond
  • Woolworths’ Minchinbury Distribution Centre
  • Port Kembla

The TLISC ‘Go Places’ careers poster and infographics were included in the Green Light Day ‘showbag’ provided to each student. TLISC was actively involved with the students at the Transport Training Centre in Petersham where hands-on activities included a train simulator and pole climbing activity.

TLISC’s 2015 Environmental Scan findings, highlighting the value of underpinning technical experience in the more senior and specialised skill needs identified by employers, were reassuring to the students.

The range of opportunities available in transport and logistics industry and ongoing skills development being available was highlighted and reinforced by the speakers from TAFE & Transport for NSW. Engineering career paths were also profiled and examples of current transport and logistics infrastructure projects outlined.

Green Light Day continues to be positively received by participating schools and highlights have included the guest speakers who not only describe a role in transport and logistics sectors but share their personal career journey and subtly reassure the students there are many paths to a rewarding career. Many of the students could identify with the ideas of strong leadership through their experience in sport teams, at school or in relation to their casual work.

Check out our ‘Go Places’ careers poster and related information about job roles here.

For more information about Green Light Day, click here.