Students in Year 9s - 12 who are practically-minded, hands-on and wanting to learn more about the variety of opportunities for women in trade industries are invited to register their interest to attend the Trades Fit Expo on Thursday 11 May. The expo will allow students the opportunity to:

  • Experience hands-on activities and demonstrations
  • Hear from current practitioners working in various trade areas
  • Learn about rewarding, well-paying career options in the trade industry
  • Visit stalls on a variety of different roles in industries including building, automotive, electrical, aviation, plumbing, marine, robotics, clean energy, gaming and more

If you think your young person would be keen to attend this event, please see the links provided above for further information and encourage them to register their interest by emailing Careers Coordinator Mrs Williams with their name, pastoral group, year level and brief outline of what industries/roles they are keen to explore as possible future career options.

Girl Power in Engineering and IT - University of Melbourne Experience Program

Does your Year 9 student:

  • Does your Year 9 student:
  • Have a keen interest in Maths and Science?
  • Are they considering Engineering or IT as future career options?
  • Do they have good communication and teamwork skills?
  • Do they have strong critical thinking skills where they can see the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to society?
  • Can they demonstrate engagement in extracurricular activities and leadership roles in and/or outside of school?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might encourage them to apply for the University of Melbourne’s Girl Power in Engineering and IT program. This four-year program beginning in Year 9 involves a three-day onsite camp, work experience activities, workshops and seminars all designed to support students clarify and realise their goals in pursuing Engineering and/or IT once they finish their secondary school studies.

More information is available online via this link including details regarding the application process. Students interested in applying are encouraged to speak with their Science/Technology teacher/s and book an appointment to discuss the application process further with Mrs Williams, Careers Coordinator.

Applications close Monday 17 April and a school endorsement is required as part of your application. Only 40 places are available so I encourage you to speak with your Year 9 student as soon as possible if interested.

Melinda Williams
Careers Coordinator