Image caption: Student participants at Kariong Mountains High with industry leaders from Chamberlain Group and Trendpac; Investment NSW (Julie Lockyer); Training Services and Department of Education representatives; and Skills Lab
On Tuesday 23 May, the Modern Manufacturing Commissioner, Lisa Emerson, working with the Industry & Investment Partnerships team and Department of Education, launched the Pathways to Manufacturing initiative at Kariong Mountains High School on the Central Coast.
This pilot initiative will introduce high school students to advanced technologies that industry has identified as being essential and the skills needed to use them. Executive Director of Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) Frank Sammut said “it’s great to see our youth showing interest in manufacturing and taking part in this pilot. Delivering these specific skill sets provides the direct alignment to the industry’s need and to do this as a micro credential provides the students a flexible pathway to employment”.
This program has been designed to encourage a steady pipeline of skills and talent into the NSW manufacturing industry. Pathways to Manufacturing is a continuation of the successful Driving Digital Skills Program and is an initiative being led by Investment NSW with the Department of Education. Partnering with CCIC, manufacturers participating in the initiative include Chamberlain Group, Sara Lee, Trendpac, Crossmuller and Elecbrakes.