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Leading the way to help HorsePower Collie

Students from our Collie campus have recently helped HorsePower Collie with a rebranding project designed to highlight their attendance at events.

Students from the Collie Certificate II in Leadership course made the decision to support HorsePower Collie after hearing about the not-for-profit organisation from two students who were active members.

After consulting with the HorsePower manager it was decided that four two-sided sandwich boards would be rebranded and freshened up with the HorsePower Collie logo and colours. The boards are transported to various events that HorsePower attend.

Lecturer Crosbie Vickers said that the project helped students develop job related skills such as team work, planning and design.

“The re-branding exercise was challenging as it created a unique set of problems that needed to be solved by the students,” Mr Vickers said.

“Students were exposed to graphic design and painting issues that they had to overcome, resulting in a high-quality product.”

“The students also learned other valuable job skills such as design formatting, surface preparation and colour theory. All these skills could be used to help them go on to further study or to gain work.”

South Regional TAFE Campus Manager Roche Angon said she was pleased that the students were gaining new skills by meaningfully engaging with the local community.

“The leadership course assists students with their transition to employment, further education and community participation,” Ms Angon said.

Student Juliet Ager – Spaven said:

“Working on the signs has taught me that it is not easy doing this task and that it requires a lot of time to make them look good,” she said.

“Doing this as a team has meant that everyone had to work hard. It was a fun project and we learned a lot.”

It’s not too late to apply for a South Regional TAFE course at the Collie campus. Contact the campus to find out more.