EDUCATION PATHWAY: 68 kids attended the Spatial Awareness Program at Roma TAFE on Wednesday.
EDUCATION PATHWAY: 68 kids attended the Spatial Awareness Program at Roma TAFE on Wednesday.

TAFE building pathways for school kids

SIXTY-eight students from Roma, Surat and as far as Tambo made the trip to Roma TAFE to learn all about technology driven career pathways in Mining, Design and Agriculture on Wednesday.

The highlights of the Spatial Awareness Program were a comprehensive overview of redefining precision farming and experiencing how to operate and manage agricultural equipment through technology.

The kids created a 3D city of the future and shared the experience through virtual reality and augmented reality group activities.

They also witnessed the use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and learnt about boroscopes, thermal cameras and laser distance measuring tools.

Senior Field Officer of Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, Lorinda Otto said the program helped the school kids discover more about their aspirations and possible career pathways in mining and agriculture.

“The Department of Employment Small Business and Training facilitates programs to encourage career pathway choices, thought provoking activities to consider apprenticeships and traineeships that will ultimately lead to employment outcomes,” she said.

“By hosting events in collaboration with companies, students see first-hand and experience the daily activities in these career choices and hear about the journey into these professions too.

“A heartfelt thanks to our guest speakers, Senex, STEMPunks, Vanderfield and Stanford Structural and TAFE Roma (Shannon Russmussen) for sponsoring the venue and for providing lunch for this event.”