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Amazing work experience at Bendigo Training Centre

Hosting students on work experience or Structured Work Place Learning (SWL) provides staff of the Bendigo Harness Training Centre with some of their most rewarding experiences, says the centre's Executive Officer Vicki Moro.

Amazing work experience at Bendigo Training Centre

Hosting students on work experience or Structured Work Place Learning (SWL) provides staff of the Bendigo Harness Training Centre with some of their most rewarding experiences, says the centre's Executive Officer Vicki Moro.

This year the centre has hosted a SWL student from Bendigo Senior Secondary College for a week and two students from local schools for one week during work experience placement.

"The Training Centre has really enjoyed having Stacie and other work experience students here learning with us," Ms Moro told Trots Media.


Work experience student Stacie Carbone took the opportunity to share her thoughts on being involved in the trots industry for a week and write about her future career ambitions.

My name is Stacie Carbone. I am 15 years old and come from Axedale, just out of Bendigo. I go to school at Bendigo South East College and play footy for a girls’ under-18 team.

I have been around horses all of my life. My dad and grandparents train and drive horses. My grandpa, Vin, and dad, Mick, have taught me so much over the years about working horses.

My dad and pa only train a few horses at the moment and do it as a hobby. I have been involved in pony trots for the last five years.

I wanted to work with horses and learn new things from different people, which is why I wanted to do work experience at the Harness Training Centre Bendigo.

I had also heard that all the people at the centre are great to learn from and have very good experience around horses. That is definitely true!

The best thing I have learnt so far is how to read an Australian Standardbred freeze brand. The best thing I have seen is how much the horses get cared for and how well they are treated. The facilities and environment are great. Oh, and learning to remove and tack on a shoe with the centre’s farrier, Nathan Monk, was pretty good too!

My plan is to become an equine vet nurse and an equine AI technician.

I also plan to go for my C Grade drivers’ licence and then train a few of my own horses down the track.

My favourite driver is Greg Sugars but I like to watch Kerryn Manning too. My favourite horse would be Lennytheshark at the moment.

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in a similar placement please contact Vicki Moro at HRTC Bendigo on 0447 032 770 or vicki.moro@hrtcbendigo.com.au


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