Tec-NQ Open Day


Saturday August 19

To mark the beginning of celebrations for 2023 National Skills Week, on Saturday August 19, North Queensland Senior School and training organisation, Tec-NQ will throw open its doors for an all ages Open Day with a difference. With 65 trades currently identified as experiencing a national skills shortage, there is no better time to try out a trade.

Tec-NQ Chief Executive Officer Ross Jorgensen said this year’s Open Day will be an all ages celebration of everything trade, offering something of interest for the whole family.

“For the first time in many years we are going big and turning our annual open day into a community event, with all ages Try-a-trade Activities, Live Radio Broadcast, Giveaways and Competitions” Ross said.

“For the first time in 2023, we’ll have a selection of industry partners displaying unique and emerging technical tools of trade. Teachers, trainers and students will also be on hand to talk about undertaking a work-based education at Tec-NQ” he added.

There will be hands-on try-a-trade activities for all ages. Kids can rev up a big diesel motor, teens can wire a circuit board and everyone can test their welding skills on the augmented reality simulator. Plus engage in interactive activities and small take home projects.

Aside from the fun aspect of the day, we also want to showcase our new education pathway into health and our newly opened boarding facility catering to students from rural, remote and isolated communities to further their trade careers.

Tec-NQ is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), independent senior secondary school and accredited boarding school with extensive industry networks to deliver trade-based career opportunities for North Queensland students.

The Open Day runs from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 19th August at our campus at 54 Discovery Drive in Douglas. An information session registration link can be found on the home page of our website.



10am – 2pm Saturday 19 August 2023

Tec-NQ Douglas Campus, 54 Discovery Drive, Douglas Qld 4814

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