Wayne Cook, Head Industrial Arts teacher discusses how the ME Program has enabled students to participate in the TTIM Program
Students from Lake Macquarie have relished the opportunity for eight of its talented students to be part of the TTIM Program. The TTIM Program allows students and teachers to gain hands on experience and skills in automated technology. Wayne Cook, Head Industrial Arts Teacher says ‘the first time students have been able to get involved, it amazed me what the students could do in their first session ,they were so switched on’.
The ME Program has brought the Engineering, Physics and Industrial Arts faculties to work more closely together. Teachers from each of these faculties travel with the students to the TTIM at Maitland to observe watch and learn.
Being part of the ME Program has opened student William Hemsworth eyes to the world of engineering. His enthusiasm for the subject has seen him receive a scholarship from the Defence Force.
Karen Spurr, Careers Advisor at the school has seen the ME Program ‘inspire Lake Macquarie High students to look beyond the square, giving them an awareness of job prospects and opportunities that they weren’t aware of previously’.