TAFE Queensland teacher Tony Dieck, Bailey Fraser, and business owner Michael Jenkins.
TAFE Queensland teacher Tony Dieck, Bailey Fraser, and business owner Michael Jenkins. Contributed

Bay teen lands dream traineeship in computer industry

A HERVEY Bay teen has set himself up for a career working with computers by scoring a traineeship.

Bailey Fraser completed a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology at TAFE Queensland's Hervey Bay campus in July.

Thanks to the qualification and relevant work experience, the 16-year-old was offered a traineeship with Masterlink Computers, which he has now started.

"I've always liked puzzles and trying to work out how things work, which is why I love working with computers," Bailey said.

"I've done everything from fixing desktop computers and laptops to working with businesses to set up networks and repair their Wi-Fi connections."

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Bailey's job placement comes at a positive time for the information technology industry.

The Australian Government's Job Outlook website predicts for up to 50,000 jobs to open in the field in the next five years.

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