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Cairns Hardware Site Visit - Smithfield State High School

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Kerrie Stanley 21 October, 2019 Gifted and Talented Programs

Cairns Hardware Site Visit - Smithfield State High School


Thank you for another amazing opportunity to see industry in action. Ten students from Smithfield High Schools year 10 furnishing class were selected to represent the school on an industry day that covered a range of local manufacturing plants for the building industry.  Students were impressed that Cairns Hardware offers such a wide range of products, employing local people and delivering as far north as the Tosses Strait. Like Carrie said, "Cairns Hardware does it all from footings to final fit-out".

This was a real eye-opener for students who are looking for an alternative career pathway. There are opportunities in the industry where you can get on-site specific job training while earning a decent wage. It also offers a great foot in the door to the building industry.

On behalf of my Furnishing class, I would like to say a big thank you to all the people who took time out of their day to show us around. Thank you to Jay, Ronnie, Guido and Nathan for sharing their expert knowledge and a special thank you to Carrie for organising the excursion.


Kind regards

Glen Wilson - Manual Arts Teacher
Smithfield State High School



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