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BLACKWOODS GIVES STUDENTS A LOOK AT LIFE AS A TRADIE

20-06-2015
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Blackwoods, a division of Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety, recently hosted a group of 20 students from Sydney’s Chifley College at its new distribution and support facility at Greystanes in Western Sydney.

The visit, which marked the start of National Reconciliation Week, included a tour of the facility and a BBQ lunch.

The diverse group of students, many of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, were introduced to young workers engaged in a broad range of jobs at the new facility.

They gave the Year 11 and 12 students an insight into various different vocations, for consideration when they finally graduate from high school.  

Blackwoods has been supplying businesses in Sydney and across Australia with workplace products since 1878.

As an Australian success story, the company tries to give something back to the local community whenever possible.

Indigenous Penrith Panthers rugby league stars Glenn Liddiard and Tyrone Peachey were special guests at the National Reconciliation Week event.

They spoke to the students about their work choices and plans for the future.

Given the outstanding success of the event, Blackwoods hopes to host other similar open days in the future.

Corporate Sponsorship and Communications Manager Barry Hoare encouraged Australian manufacturers to host similar events to give young students an appreciation of different trades.

 

Blackwoods

Ph: 02 8873 4806

www.blackwoods.com.au

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