South Australian secondary school students will now have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the state’s thriving space sector, thanks to a new pilot work experience program.
The Space Industry Work Experience Program is an initiative of the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC), in partnership with the Department for Education’s Advanced Technology Program (ATP). The program will give South Australian students the opportunity to:
- Gain first-hand experience and insight of the space industry in South Australia
- Find out about the types of jobs that are available in the space industry
- Gain relevant work experience and/or skills
- Align school studies with career aspirations
Students will have option to choose from a number leading South Australian space companies that have registered for the program:
Space Industry Work Experience placements will take place in the Term 3 school holidays (1-11 October) and early December (end of Term 4) 2019, with students working alongside a mentor at South Australian space companies and organisations for two to three days.
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 program.
Placements for the 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.
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.
South Australian businesses keen to register their interest as a Space Industry Work Experience host organisation can contact Dr Sarah Baker via firstname.lastname@example.org