Jul 18, 2022
As you can see, this is not your ordinary workwear. These shirts are created by TradeMutt, a social impact brand bringing style and attention to mental health issues for workers in trades. Every purchase provides funding to 'This Is A Conversation Starter' (TIACS). TIACS is a free and confidential chat, text and call-back service, providing early-intervention mental health support for Australia’s truckies, tradies, blue-collar workers and those who care about them.
On Monday, June 27, 2022, a new class of TAFE SA students studying a Certificate II Program in Electrotechnology Refrigeration (Career Start) (CP00271) commencing in Term II received vibrant TradeMutt work shirts, which are definite conversation starters. A big thank you to TradeMutt, TIACS and industry partner, Air Diffusion Agencies for your kind donations as well as the Electrical / Refrigeration Lecturers involved who made this possible. These ‘Fridgies of the Future’ will be ready for industry in no time.
Student Aiden said, ‘The shirts are cool. It’s a great initiative that’s well needed in the industry and it’s not something that’s talked about often enough’.
Education Manager Lena expressed, ‘this is such a great initiative from our dedicated Refrigeration and Air-conditioning team. Getting an Industry Partner to support Certificate II students with a TradeMutt Hi Vis shirt that has such a meaningful mental health message. This is a testament to the partnerships the team develops and their genuine concern about the well-being of these students as they embark on a challenging career in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning’.
Know someone who may benefit from a TIACS free and confidential chat? Sometimes it can help to have someone to talk to. For free counselling support, call or text: 0488 846 988. Monday - Friday 8am-10pm AEST.
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