School-based trainees from Murumbidgee High School has created a small community of skilled students who return to the school and put their new skills to the test.
Ethan Stone is one such student who has completed a trade certificate in his final year of schooling and is applying his practical skills to work around the school.
He recently completed a certificate two in light vehicle mechanics and told The Area News he is happy he got the opportunity.
"It's great to have a trade certificate already," he said.
He performed his training at the Griffith Motorcycle centre and one of his school teachers, Carl Chergwin said it is been great for everyone.
"On one hand it is great for the students to have a trade certificate before they even finish school," he said.
"And it's also helping the school because these students, like Ethan, are coming back here and putting their new skills to use around the school.
"We have a number of ex students who are vets that come back and help out around the agriculture farm."
The school has been offering these types of traineeships for 15 years with a high rate of success.
"We are at about a 94 per cent completion rate which is fantastic," Mr Chirgwin said.
Another benefit is that the other students see the advantage they could have if they to undertake a traineeship according to Mr Chirgwin.
"It's also the applications they can put the certificate to when they leave school," he said.
"The success has followed on after school - one student we had now owns and runs a successful hair and beauty salon and she's only 26."
Year 12 student Mr Stone is in the last stages of his school life and is planning on undertaking further training in the mechanical field.