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."
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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