Students get hands on with industry in manufacturing product design challenge

Earlier this year students from six secondary schools in Melbourne’s North West were invited to join a pilot project led by Kangan Batman TAFE.

EARLIER this year, students from six secondary schools in Melbourne’s North West were invited to join a pilot project led by Kangan Batman TAFE.

The project was designed to engage Year 10-12 secondary students with product design, visualisation and production tools in a real world manufacturing context and is funded by the commonwealth.

In the pilot, students had the opportunity to come up with ideas for a product design, whilst learning a range of drawing, design skills and modelling techniques.

With expert advice from one of Australia’s leading design and technology companies, Invetech and prototyping company ARRK, students are assured their designs are well on their way to being realised in a manufacturing environment.

The group of students attended the Kangan Batman TAFE to take part in training sessions using CAD software, Catia.

The project will conclude with an Expo where all schools will present their final products to the public and judges will select the best design which will potentially be manufactured.

The Expo will be held on Monday 29th October 2007 from 9-4pm.

All Design, Technology, VCAL, VET teachers, students and career advisors are invited to attend this not to be missed event.

Location: Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Interested in being involved in 2008?

Schools and Industry who are interested should contact: Gail Bray on 03 9094 3051, or email: gbray@kangan.edu.au