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South Australian secondary school students have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the state’s thriving space sector, thanks to a new work experience program. This program will give selected South Australian students:
- personal insight into the space industry
- an understanding of skills and qualifications required
- networking opportunities
- inspiration to pursue STEM careers.
The South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) and the Department for Education’s Advanced Technology Program have collaborated to develop the Space Industry Work Experience pilot program. Ten of the leading Space industry companies in SA have so far expressed interest in this program.
South Australian businesses keen to register their interest as a Space Industry Work Experience host organisation can contact Dr Sarah Baker via sarah.baker [at] sa.gov.au.
The Space Industry Work Experience placements will take place in the Term 3 holidays 1-11 October, and early December (Term 4) 2019 with students working alongside a mentor at SA space companies and organisations for 2-3 days during the Term 3 holidays or at the end of Term 4.
Students enrolled at a South Australian Secondary School, who are currently 15 years of age or older, will have the opportunity to register their interest for a placement in the Space Industry Work Experience program.
Placements for the Space Industry Work Experience pilot program are strictly limited and all applications will be assessed by an expert panel including representatives from SASIC and ATP. Applicants will be shortlisted for the positions and Interviews may be required to determine the final successful placements.
How to apply
Applications for students will open on Monday 1 July, 2019 and close on Wednesday 31 July 2019 via: https://dlb.sa.edu.au/atmoodle/course/view.php?id=63.
Space Industry Work Experience Program
Phone: 8226 4362
Email: education.secondarylearners [at] sa.gov.au