GYC students bounce back after fire

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GUILFORD Young College has been steadfast in their response to the recent fire that struck the Trade Training Centre at the College’s Glenorchy Campus.

“We wanted to act quickly and ensure that no students learning was disrupted,” GYC Principal Craig Deayton said.

“Our VET staff have done such an amazing job of planning alternatives in new facilities and maintaining program continuity under such exceptionally difficult circumstances.

“The students have actually played a big part in the rebuilding of these learning spaces and we are so humbled by their efforts in helping.”

Students from several VET and TASC courses affected by the fire have been busy helping their teachers convert ordinary spaces around the Campus into new learning spaces.

This has meant both teachers and students have input into the development of these new rooms, and provides students with a sense of purpose and pride.

VET Automotive classes are now being held in a renovated Outdoor Education storage facility, and other classes such as VET Engineering and VET Electrotechnology have been moved to classrooms that are easily repurposed.

Demolition of the current site is now underway, however the College is already moving ahead to plan for the Glenorchy Campus’ new Trade Training Centre.

This will house improved facilities and provide learning spaces for all the College’s trade-based courses.

“Although devastated by the loss of our Trade Training Centre, we have already commenced planning for our new facilities and shortly we will discuss those plans with staff and students,” Mr Deayton said.

“We have no firm timeline yet on when we can finish the rebuild but we are moving ahead without delay.”

Those who want to hear more about the VET courses available at GYC or want to find out about enrolling for 2023 are encouraged to attend the College’s Open Information Nights.

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