New course feted as huge success
Leathercraft is a new education elective offered by Alice Outcomes. The centre provides learning options for young people disengaged from mainstream education.
Alice Outcomes caters for years 10 to 12 students, and teacher Catherine Harris believes the popular activity is igniting the imaginations of the budding artisans.
“The students have responded by creating a variety of leather items, such as stamp and plat bracelets, wallets and key tags,” she said.
“And they have learnt to stitch wallets, stain and seal, and apply press studs and personal designs.”
Senior teacher Lyndsay Thomas said the elective was viable because of the expertise of leatherworker, Jack Miller.
“It is a success because it is something the students haven’t done before, and they are keeping their products,” she said.
Ms Thomas said the cookery course was other training initiative that enriched the learning experiences of students this year.
“The launch of the course was an opportunity to introduce concepts such as nutrition, hygiene, healthy foods, and safety in the workplace,” she said.
Alice Outcomes students may complete the NTCET by studying Northern Territory School of Distance Education courses, a partnership that enables the completion of Year 10, and Stage 1 and Stage II subjects.
The centre also offers a variety of Vocational Education and Training programs, including Tourism, Beauty, Community Services and Agrifoods.