Students on the road to success

Traralgon College students presented plans to improve Traralgon traffic to VicRoads and Transport for Victoria staff. photograph hayley mills

Traralgon College students presented plans to improve Traralgon traffic to VicRoads and Transport for Victoria staff. photograph hayley mills

Students at Traralgon College had the opportunity to pitch real-world traffic management ideas for Traralgon to VicRoads and Transport for Victoria staff.

The project formed part of students' participation in the Broadening Horizons program which helps students learn through hands-on experiences and opportunities.

Transport for Victoria's Harvey Dinelli said students were asked to look at what they thought may be issues in Traralgon and come up with ideas to solve the problems. Students worked on projects including the proposed Traralgon bypass, pedestrian safety and motor vehicle distraction.

"Students have generated results which have been really beneficial," he said.

"It is good for us as an organisation - it gives us an opportunity as staff to get out and mentor students."

A group of year 9 students presented their projects to VicRoads and Transport for Victoria staff.

College principal David Mowbray said Traralgon College ran a number of programs for students with community partners.

"There are multiple avenues for kids to help other people in the community," he said.

"We run this session to make learning real."

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