Advanced Technology Industry School Pathways Program
The Advanced Technology Industry School Pathways Program is a $5.9 million initiative funded from the Commonwealth by the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). The program complements the growing industries in our state which support the growing defence industry in South Australia.
The Advanced Technology Project combines secondary school studies that have a specific focus on high level maths and science with highly technical Vocational Education and Training (VET). This combination provides a training pathway towards achieving a nationally recognised vocational accreditation and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) at the same time. These pathways are being developed in collaboration with defence industry organisations, South Australian universities and Registered Training Providers to ensure students receive up to date, industry-relevant training which prepares them for careers in the engineering, electro technology, technical design and manufacturing fields. The prgram aims to:
- prepare students for careers in the engineering, electro technology, technical design and manufacturing industry areas of our state
- increase the pool of young people in these industry areas of high skills in both technical and professional career paths which includes tradespersons through to university graduates.
Advanced Technology Pathways Broker
Department of Education and Children’s Services
Phone: 08 8260 8256
Pam will work to:
- increase employers understanding of the program
- develop industry and school partnerships
- increase students and their families understanding of opportunities and careers in the general area of advanced technology.
There's More To It Than You Think
The 'There's More To It Than You Think' campaign is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Economic Development. Launched in May 2009, the campaign aims to challenge perceptions about careers in defence, resources and advanced technologies, and promote awareness of the vast range of opportunities available in these sectors in South Australia. Primarily aimed at students in years 9 and 10, the campaign provides information via a website www.theresmoretoit.com.au as well as directly to students via school presentations, careers expos and special events. The website features video stories of Career Ambassadors who describe how they made the transition from school to their chosen industry and what they love about working in their field.
A large part of the campaign is encouraging students to retain study of maths and science in secondary school and to create awareness of the amazing opportunities these skills can provide in the future. This year, in addition to an exciting program of activity, the campaign will provide support to teachers via the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) in schools, with resources to help teachers assist their students in their often daunting task of making decisions about subjects and careers.
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Concept2Creation (C2C) program
The C2C program introduces a "product life cycle" approach to science, maths and technology education by helping schools and students to develop the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Advanced Manufacturing processes and possibilities through a problem solving learning approach. The C2C Program has been developed by the NAMIG (Northern Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group) Inc to provide a way for schools and industry in Northern Adelaide to work together to provide students with industry experience and assistance as they create their own C2C projects. www.concept2creation.com.au/
The competition links exciting classroom experiences with careers through the development of employability skills whilst engendering passion for careers in the manufacturing and engineering domains.