The school links to tertiary and industry bodies to offer Governor Stirling Senior High School students access to university pathways, scholarships, traineeships, and future training opportunities. These initiatives support the revitalisation of Governor Stirling Senior High School.
Leighton Contractors is an Australian company that employs more than 10,000 people in a wide range of jobs – mechanics, electricians, engineers, IT, administrators, safety and environment experts plus many more. As one of the most diverse companies in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, Leighton Contractors has a wide range of jobs across the infrastructure, construction, mining, telecommunications, energy and services industries.
Through their apprenticeship, traineeship and graduate programs, they’re providing young people with hands-on experience and opportunities to build a career with Leighton Contractors.
The Approved Specialist Program in Engineering aims to help meet demand for engineers and tradespeople in Western Australia. The sponsorship agreement with Leighton Contractors for $268 000 over five years included scholarships for female, Aboriginal and academic students studying the Engineering program.
The Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Western Australia is for academic staff to contribute to the development and delivery of the Approved Specialist Engineering Program curriculum; provision of specialist workshops at the school; student visits to UWA and access to university pathways.
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), a leading projects firm with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery, operates across the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, deploying some 7,000 people from more than 40 offices.
Engineers from SKM worked with Governor Stirling Senior High School and the University of Western Australia (UWA) to help design and develop an engineering curriculum and engineering projects for Year 8 to Year 12 students. The program prepares students for both tertiary-level engineering and TAFE-level para-professional engineering.
SKM was introduced to the school via its relationship with the Beacon Foundation – one of the school’s previous community partners.
Beacon’s programs support young people to develop a positive pathway focus through engaging and influencing the attitudes and behaviour of the broader community. By harnessing community involvement, it works within schools to ensure young people are either earning or learning at vulnerable transition points in their lives.