The Manufacturing and Engineering Gateway to Industry Schools project encourages partnerships between industry, government and community to build Queensland's manufacturing and engineering workforce for the future.
The program involves Queensland secondary schools engaging collaboratively with their respective local manufacturing and engineering enterprises, registered training organisations and universities to:
- raise the profile of careers in manufacturing and engineering
- provide professional development for teachers in the context of manufacturing and engineering
- develop and implement a range of manufacturing and engineering related activities across industrial technology and design, science, mathematics, English and other key learning curriculum areas
- create opportunities for work experience, structured work placements, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time apprenticeships, and pathways to university in preparation for trade, para-professional and professional careers
- celebrate and share student, teacher, school and industry experiences to ensure young people have the knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about their future.
The Gateway to Industry School Program develops a platform for industry and schools to work collaboratively on closer connections. Gateway Days are a way we celebrate the launch of an industry hub by taking interested high school teachers into industry to understand the science, technology, engineering, design and maths connections. Teachers who join in on Gateway Days usually also attend quarterly Gateway Network Meetings at that Gateway Hub.
Current Gateway Days (teacher PD) and student tours
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming Workshop
Tuesday, 4 December 2018 (9am - 5pm)
TAFE Acacia Ridge
Registrations close 30 November 2018
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming Workshop (PDF, 664 KB)
Gateway Day - Science Analytical Labs and Sampling / Measurement - Teacher PD Tour to Industry
Thursday, 6 December 2018 (9am - 3pm)
Brisbane and surrounds
Registrations close 24 November 2018
Science Analytical Labs and Sampling / Measurement flyer (PDF, 676 KB)
Gateway Day - Vehicle Manufacturing - Teacher PD Tour to Industry
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 (9am - 3pm)
Wacol, Brisbane and surrounds
Registrations close 30 November 2018
Gateway Day - Vehicle Manufacturing flyer (PDF, 977 KB)
Visit the QMI Solutions event registrations page to see a list of current teacher professional development opportunities.
By undertaking study in manufacturing and engineering, students have the opportunity to experience a range of careers in the industry like fitting and turning, electrical engineering drafting, wood machining or industrial design.
The Queensland Reference Group (QRG) for manufacturing and engineering, acts as the Gateway to Industry Schools steering committee. The QRG encompasses representatives from various manufacturing industries, government departments, school sectors, registered training organisations (RTOs), universities and QMI Solutions. Through the QRG, the Gateway to Industry Schools project is developing a range of resources to support Queensland high school teachers and students.
The following resources have been developed by the Gateway to Industry Schools program to promote future career opportunities in manufacturing across the education sector and encourage the focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts (and Design) and Maths (STEAM) in schools to prepare young people for careers in advanced manufacturing.
For more information on the Manufacturing and Engineering Gateway to Industry Schools project, including details about current activities and projects, opportunities for students and teachers or how your school or business can get involved, visit the QMI Solutions website or contact the project coordinator.