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The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program was established to support the growth and development of an effective workforce for the aviation industry sector. This program provides opportunities for young people to undertake structured workplace learning, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time employment and further study through industry-school partnerships and has proven essential in meeting the Queensland Government's aim of transitioning young people from school to work while completing school and gaining formal qualifications.

The program currently involves a total of 18 Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government), with 300 students throughout Queensland studying Aerospace studies and 27 industry partners, local aerospace entities, training institutions and universities creating pathways for students into Queensland's aerospace industry.

2017 Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Conference

​The 2017 Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools 2-Day Teacher Personal Conference (15 and 16 February) will be held at the Brisbane Airport Corporation Head Office, 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane.

The conference is a fantastic learning and personal development opportunity for teachers, heads of departments, principals, and guidance officers. The conference connects school representatives with aviation industry supporters and sponsors of the program.

The first day program of the conference includes speakers from the QCAA, training organisation and industry. There will be a session for resource sharing presentations. Day one closes with a meet and mingle networking event for all conference participants. Day two will give delegates the firsthand experience of site tours and familiarisations. View the itinerary (PDF, 592KB)​.

Key contact
Jennifer Harrison-Hart, Project Manager
(m) 0437 558 784
(e) info@aerospacegatewayschools.com.au

Conference location
Brisbane Airport Corporation Head Office, 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport
There will be signage close to The Coffee Club at Skygate directing you​ to the BAC building.

Meet and mingle
The Transit Tavern (across from the BAC Head Office building) - don't forget your business cards.

Parking information
There is an undercover parking lot located next to the DFO, which will incur a small cost. Free parking at the DFO outdoor parking lot is available. Do not park in the Skygate Woolworths parking lot - this only has a 2 hour limit for parking and they will tow your car!

What to bring
Don't forget your USBs, laptops, external hard drives, etc - for resource sharing opportunities. Bring your ideas, questions and enthusiasm.

Note: If you are attending the industry facility tour at Boeing Defence Australia, the bus will collect you from the BAC Head Office at 1pm sharp and will return you back to BAC Head Office upon completion of the tour at approximately 3.30pm. You MUST bring photo ID and wear closed toed shoes.

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Contact information

For more information on the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program, including details about current activities and projects, opportunities for students and teachers or how your school or business can get involved, visit the Aviation Australia website or contact the project manager.

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Last updated
14 February 2017