RDA Hunter’s third annual Defence Industry Technology & Careers Expo was held at Murrook Cultural Centre, Williamtown, on 16th March. Students from six Hunter high schools as well as TAFE and University students experienced hands-on access to high-tech Defence equipment and liaised with Hunter Defence industry representatives.

At the event, students explored interactive STEM installations, hands-on aerospace exhibits, VR headsets and an F-35 ejection seat. They were guided through the event by RAAF and University of Newcastle representatives.  The expo introduced students to a range of local Defence industry career/education pathways, as well as the Hunter’s diverse and world-class technical capabilities. The event helped students understand the real, long-term jobs on-offer in the region, and aimed to inspire them to innovate, explore, invent and pioneer by pursuing STEM careers in the Defence Industry sector.

Click here to see highlights from the Defence Industry & Technology Expo: https://youtu.be/PKg5ps2GgiA

Click here to see 2 of our student interviews at the Expo: https://youtu.be/VJewJHI2MaQ and https://youtu.be/VgA4bYWY-o4