The State’s high schools are shining with talent, and the Node has had the privelege of being involved with some great events and people, especially in the regions. Sarah Box, the Node’s workforce development manager, was invited to attend Maitland High School’s Industry Links Breakfast event – ‘Industry – School Partnerships’. This event saw more than 100 representatives from varied industries in the Hunter Valley attend.
Principal Paula Graham and Rick Evans from Regional Development Australia (Hunter) provided informative and important information about vocational courses, apprenticeships and traineeships available. Josh Marks from Academy Sheet Metal – presented to the group the positive interactions they have with young people.
Just last week, Sarah attended the second in a series of workshops held in Port Macquarie by Charles Sturt University – the Girls in Cyber Advancing workshop. The first one in early July was so successful the organisers had to put on another one! It was was made possible by the collaborative efforts of RDA, SISP and Charles Sturt. This followed a school term that kicked off with a packed-house SISP Conference in the Hunter Valley in June, where the Node shared a Booth with TAFE NSW and cyber ambassador Tony Vizza.
Over the past few months, Sarah has also delivered cyberSTEM teaching resources to high schools including Coffs Harbour High, Cardiff High, Hunter River High School, Newcastle Grammer, Newcastle High, Waverly Secondary College, Kempsey High, Terrigal High, Dorrigo High, Galston High and Henry Lawson High School in Grenfell. Pictured is Cardiff High School Careers Advisor Daniel Clape with a new Lego Minstorms kit to support teaching cyberSTEM.