On Tuesday 7th June, two students from St Philips Christian School (Newcastle) Year 11 Engineering Studies class were asked to speak about a work experience program they undertook last year at ATSA (Advanced Technology Systems Australia), one of their Industry Partners.
ATSA is a defence contractor developing and manufacturing a range of water-based remotely operated vehicles for the Australian Defence Force. The presentation was part of an M.E. Program Stakeholders meeting that included key training providers and businesses from the Hunter region.
The students, Nicholas Wright and Jacob Layton, spoke about how they developed, built and tested an underwater drone during their time at ATSA and some things they had learnt through that experience. We appreciate the value of having Industry Partners such as ATSA that are willing to offer real-world STEM experiences for our students. The Industry Partner program has been organised through the M.E. (Advanced Manufacturing) Program, a subsidiary of the Regional Development Australia office here in the Hunter.
Mr Bonzo Engineering Teacher St Philips Christian School Waratah