Cairns State High is a Gateway School to three Inustry areas:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Screen and Media
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the state's rapidly developing and innovative aerospace industry. The Gateway to Industry Schools program for Aerospace 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.
Selected Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government) engage and partner with aerospace industries, tertiary education and training providers to inspire students to consider a skilled, diverse, and sustainable career or pathway into to the exciting aerospace industry sector.
The Gateway to Insdustry Schools Program (GISP) in Advanced Manufacturing (AM) assists Cairns State High teachers and students to collaborate with industry by sharing limited resources, opportunities and transferring knowledge through the exclusive network of Advanced Manufacturing Gateway Schools. The is program will impact a range of learning areas in the school and bring industry closer to the school in partnership.
Attracting more young people into the advancing manufacturing and engineering sectors has been an issue in recent years. Through QMI, the GISP project helps to:
Provide professional development and currency opportunities (in industry) for Queensland school teachers contextualisation of advanced manufacturing practices and applications incorporating robotics, STEAM and coding.
Develop and implement a range of manufacturing and engineering-related activities across industrial technology and design, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) and other key learning curriculum areas.
Create opportunities for work experience, structured work placements, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time apprenticeships, and pathways to university in preparation for trade, para-professional and professional careers.
Celebrate and share student, teacher, school and industry experiences to ensure young people have the knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about their future.
he Screen and Media Gateway to Industry Schools program is a partnership between Essential Screen Skills and the Queensland Government – an initiative proudly supported and funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. This program provides opportunities for students and teachers to participate in valuable experiences, broaden knowledge and attend industry-led events. It promotes understanding of the screen and media industry and provides key information about pathways to further education, training and employment in the sector. In partnership with key industry stakeholders, the project provides real world opportunities for students, teachers and schools to access:
- panels and workshops
- teaching resources and professional development
- careers and pathway guides to future work
- work placements and industry work experience
Gateway schools will be able to actively engage and connect with key industry stakeholders to create strong connections and pathways for their students.