On Thursday 16th September several students from Years 8-11 attended Lot Fourteen and the launch of the Government’s Student Pathways website.

At Lot Fourteen students were introduced to the global precinct and were given an overview of the different types of organisations utilizing the space. These organisations include – the Australian Space Agency, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Stone & Chalk, Google Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services and the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C).

The students learnt about plans for future development of the site including the build of a 16-story Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre and Innovation Hub, The Circle – First Nations Entrepreneur Hub, Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, and the International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

While visiting Lot Fourteen the students also had the opportunity to explore the new Space Discovery Centre, learn about ‘threat hackers’ in the A3C and connect with employers and training organisations in the defence, space and cyber industries. It gave them the opportunity to network, be curious about careers in these industry areas and access information which will inform their future study pathway.

The new Student Pathways website is a resource to support students in discovering their passion and career pathways. The website supports the new VET for School Students policy, which highlights the need for students in Years 7-10 to be accessing industry immersion, career/industry expos and VET ‘tasters’ and then evidencing this as part of the VETRO process when applying for VET courses in Years 11 and 12.

The Student Pathways website incorporates the 100-hour World of Work (WOW) challenge, which allows students to record their involvement in careers activities which will then automatically be added to the CV Builder. The website also provides the opportunity for students to Connect with employers and be alerted to work experience, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, career webinars and workshops linked to their area of interest.

Link to the Student Pathways website – https://studentpathways.sa.edu.au/