Queensland building advanced manufacturing career pathways
The Gateway to Industry Schools Program, which is funded and supported by the Queensland Government, has expanded in 2020 to include a project focused specifically on Advanced Manufacturing.
With over 200 schools already participating, the Gateway to Industry Schools Program is designed to help address skills shortages by creating, and investing in, talent pipelines in Queensland high schools.
According to Queensland’s Minister for Training and Skills Development, Shannon Fentiman, “This program lays the foundations for our young Queenslanders to gain valuable skills and knowledge before they walk out of the classroom.”
“Our overall investment of $2.7 million in this fantastic program links school kids with industry and gives them a taste of what a future in this sector would be like while gaining valuable skills,” said Minister Fentiman.
About the Gateway to Industry Schools Program
The Gateway to Industry Schools Program builds partnerships between schools and industry, enabling participating schools to provide industry-relevant learning opportunities for their students.
The student experience
Students are exposed to invaluable industry-endorsed learning experiences, which assist them in their career choices and pathways to employment. Students gain industry experience and are equipped with the tools and information required to make informed decisions about post-high school education and training.
The teacher experience
Teachers are offered professional development and mentoring opportunities through the Gateway to Industry Schools Program. Armed with relevant, up-to-date industry knowledge, teachers are much better able to facilitate connections between school curricula and career opportunities for students.
The school experience
Schools participating in the Gateway to Industry Schools Program are provided with training and career information for use by teachers and guidance officers, as well as skills development opportunities to enable better support of students undertaking apprenticeships or traineeships.
How you can get involved
Manufacturing industry leaders—like you—can play a vital role in helping meet future workforce demands.
To inspire and attract young people into a career in manufacturing, both young people and their parents need to see, experience and understand the diverse, exciting jobs that are available.
The Gateway to Industry Schools Program needs the support of manufacturing industry leaders. There is a range of ways in which you can get involved, from visiting a school to share your story or hosting a guided tour of your facilities, through to mentoring a teacher or offering a student a school-based apprenticeship.
For questions or further information:
- Email Jules McMurtrie (Manager, Gateway to Industry Schools Program – Advanced Manufacturing) on [email protected]
- Read Industry Schools Program Moves to Advanced Manufacturing
- Read How We Work With Industry to Advance Manufacturing