Students set to benefit from CHS upgrades

A $1.19 million dollar project at Condobolin High School (CHS) will this term give students access to state of the art equipment in both metal works and horticulture.

The project is part of an initiative which, in conjunction with similar developments at Parkes and Forbes high schools, aims to give students throughout the region the opportunity to take part in various traineeships.

CHS principal, Bob Carline, said students from all three schools could travel to whichever campus offered the traineeship they happened to be interested in.

“Both Forbes and Parkes will also offer food tech,” he said.

“The metal works room has new lathes and welding equipment and for horticulture we have a shed which will be used as a tutorial room and a place for plant propagation.

“[The rooms and equipment] raise the standard of the school so we are now able to offer traineeships and expand the range of courses available to students.

“Part of this project was used in the F1 competition, with $100,000 worth of CAD software now being used in graphics classes.”

Metal works teacher, Darryl Porter, said the new trade centre would benefit the whole Condobolin community.

“Having a trade centre in the school will give students access to industry standard equipment,” he said.

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