On Wednesday a group of Year 10 and Year 12 students attended an excursion to the Gold Coast Marina and Shipyards and Riviera Boats at Coomera. The excursion explored the wide range of apprenticeships and job opportunities in the marine industry. Students observed the boat building process from start to finish and were able to explore one of the finished boats. A number of employees and business CEO's shared their own experiences in the industry, the potential opportunities to work around Australia and overseas, explained the qualities they are looking for when recruiting and the shortages of workers they are currently experiencing. It certainly was an eye-opener for the students! They enjoyed a fun and very inspirational day!
There are further industry focused career development activities planned for June. Industry visits are an excellent way of expanding student's understanding of the industry and the employment opportunities within the industry. The next opportunity is for Year 10 and 11 students to explore pathways to the health industry at Kingscliff TAFE. This event will introduce a range of health industry careers for students to explore such as, Dental Assisting, Sports and Exercise Science, Registered and Enrolled Nursing, Aged Care, Community & Disability Care Work and Allied Health. There will be interactive practical activities, a Q & A panel with health professionals. Places are limited.
A Try-a-Trade day will explore opportunities in the construction industry. The excursion will be led by Lendlease and TAFE Kingscliff and is aimed at Year 10 and 11 students. Students will be introduced to a range of trades and careers. They will spend half the day onsite at Tweed Valley Hospital and the other half at Kingscliff TAFE Campus learning and experiencing careers such as Electrician, Plumber, Civil Construction, Horticulture and many more. Students will experience interactive practical workshops at the Tweed Valley Hospital site and at Kingscliff TAFE; engage in a Q&A session with construction industry professionals from Lendlease, their Subcontractors and TAFE NSW Teachers; Learn about ‘a day in the life’ of those within the construction industry; and develop their understanding of the qualification pathways and study options available. Again, places are limited.
Girls Talk … A must-attend for female engineers of the future!
The Engineers Australia Newcastle Division would like to invite any female students interested in STEM to attend a free online event: Girls Talk on Thursday 2 June from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.
Come along to Girls Talk where you’ll hear from eminent local female engineers. They’ll share stories and experiences on projects they’ve worked on, give snapshots of their daily engineering life, and explain what inspired their career in engineering. We’ve also invited a panel consisting of representatives from the University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW! Make sure you bring along any burning questions you may have on your potential future in Engineering!
This FREE event is open to all female students from years 7-12, parents and teachers are also welcome to attend. To register, please visit here (https://cvent.me/bn9azE), or scan the QR code shown here:
Discover Engineering … Set yourself up for your own unique pathway into an Engineering career!
The Engineers Australia Newcastle Division would like to invite high school students interested in a career in Engineering to attend a free online event Discover Engineering on Thursday 23 June from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.
Join in our Discover Engineering forum session to gain insight into the different pathways to a career in Engineering. You will be hearing from all different members of the engineering team (Professional, Associates and Technologists) about how they have reached where they are today. We have also invited a panel consisting of representatives from three different universities as well as TAFE NSW, so bring along any burning questions you may have about engineering courses and enrolment.
Ms Frances Mason
Leader of Careers and EVET