Inspiring People in Tech Careers

Wyndham Tech School

Schools Industry Partnership, Adrian Rhodes

On October 6th 2023, Wyndham Tech School (WTS) in Werribee Victoria hosted an inspiring two-hour workshop for 65 X Year 10 & 11 students (male and female) from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College and Point Cook Senior Secondary College. It was proudly sponsored by AWS in Communities in collaboration with ITF Australia and Wyndham Tech School.

The students greatly appreciated the opportunity to meet and interact with nine male & female professionals involved in various technology related occupations, to learn about what they do, why they like their job and how they got there. The students greatly appreciated the valuable advice shared by the volunteers to help them make informed decisions regarding their future education and employment pathways.  A written feedback survey indicated that because of the session, 56% of students said they were more likely to consider a career in technology and an additional 22% were highly likely to do so.

Many thanks to the participating schools, the WTS Team and to the volunteers from AWS, Hanwha Defence Australia and Nova Systems for giving up their valuable time to share their experiences and advice with the students which made the day such a great success.

Volunteers wrote:

Thanks for the opportunity… the event was well run and it was fantastic to see some of the opportunities being provided to young people through Wyndham Tech School, AWS and ITF Australia.

A very refreshing point of view and engagement method that challenges the historical education environment norms.

 Teachers wrote:

It was a great event, properly laid out and it allowed students to ask questions in a comfortable environment. Students definitely gained insight about the market and the balance between skills and experience and the significance of growth mindset.

I look forward to further events like this where we can connect our students with industry professionals.

Students had a great time at the event asking relevant questions from the knowledgeable volunteers. Students got an insight of different professions and gained new skills that would definitely help them in their future.