Today was an exciting one for a group of 34 students, as the Kwinana Industries Council
(KIC) launched its iSCIENCE Project for 2020. The program is for students who are
intending to follow ATAR Science, Math and Technology subjects during Years 11 and 12,
and head off to university after that.
The students, who were selected from high schools in the Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn areas are taking part in a seven-day program during October and November, aimed at providing an insight into the many career opportunities available in the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA).
KIC Director Chris Oughton said he had no doubt that the students selected for the 2020 project would graduate from the program with an expanded knowledge of industry and the possible career paths that may be suited to them.
In partnership with Murdoch University, the course provides students with valuable
information and awareness of science, maths and technology courses at Murdoch
University. The program includes a visit to Murdoch’s South Street Campus to meet
lecturers and students.
KIC Director Chris Oughton said the iSCIENCE Project backed up KIC’s commitment towards providing ongoing opportunities for students in the local region.
“The project gives students the opportunity to explore and understand the breadth of
industry in the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA) and the broad range of science-based
career options available. “The iSCIENCE Project provides a unique approach to the
existing programs, as it is aimed at students who are intending to go to university to
pursue science-based studies”, he said.
Murdoch University, have once again jumped on board as Partner of this annual program.
Murdoch University is delighted to work in partnership with KIC to deliver the KIC iSCIENCE Project again in 2020. We look forward to working with such an enthusiastic group of students, as they learn about the wide-ranging study and career opportunities available to STEM Students.
During the program, the students will be guided through a series of workshops, including research into industry, career choices and education pathways, the use of social media, resume writing, and preparing for an interview.
A Graduation evening will be held at the end of the program, to recognise the graduating students of the 2020 iSCIENCE Project.