Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return

- Leonardo Da Vinci

Developing an Effective Workforce for the Aerospace Industry

The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the state’s rapidly developing and innovative aerospace industry. The Gateway to Industry Schools program for Aerospace has proven essential in meeting the Queensland Government’s aim of transitioning young people from school to work while completing school and gaining formal qualifications.

Selected Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government) engage and partner with aerospace industries, tertiary education and training providers to inspire students to consider a skilled, diverse, and sustainable career or pathway into to the exciting aerospace industry sector.

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If you would like to express interest in becoming an Aerospace Gateway to Industry School, please follow the link for more information.

Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Program

Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Program


The project involves selected Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government) engaging

We are thrilled for this amazing opportunity for our students and teachers! 🌏✨ Thank you Northrop Grumman Corporation for selecting some of our Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools to represent Australia at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. 🚀 #aerospacecareers #outofthisworldeducationNorthrop Grumman Foundation extends ‘out of this world’ Space Camp experience to Aerospace Gateway SchoolsFollowing the resounding success of the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Program trip to Space Camp Academy in 2023, Aviation Australia as the host of the AGISP program are thrilled to announce that the Northrop Grumman Corporation Foundation has once again demonstrated its commitment to education – generously extending a fully-funded Space Camp experience to students and teachers at the AGISP community of school. Selected teachers and students from Bundamba State Secondary College , Toowoomba State High School, and Miami State High School are kindly gifted with the opportunity to attend Space Camp in Alabama. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Northrop Grumman Corporation Foundation for their support in making this possible! 🚀 Read More: bit.ly/4acMRuI#AerospaceGatewaySchools #SpaceCamp #STEMeducation🚀 #AerospaceGatewaySchools #SpaceCamp #STEMeducation #AviationAustralia #NorthtropGrummanFoundation #AGISP ... See MoreSee Less
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What better way is there to recognise space day than to hear career stories? 🪐 🌏 💫 #AerospaceCareersInternational Space Day is on 3 May! If you haven't already, now would be a great time to watch our webinar about pathways to careers in space, hosted in partnership with The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST) We were joined by Designated Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr Vienna Tran, and NASA Intern, Tully Mahr, who shared their experiences studying and working in the space industry. Watch it today: www.thegist.edu.au/educators/stem-lesson-plans/webinars/ ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s has been an honour to be part of the Aerospace Gateway Schools program for over 10 years and working with significant aerospace industry personnel from organisations such as Boeing Defence, Qantas, Virgin Australia, GE Aviation, Airbus, QLD Government, just to name a few. The program continues to be of constant value and importance to the school and students as they transition into aerospace careers

The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Program allows GE Aviation to help shape and inspire the next generation of Aerospace workforce. This program has helped us engage local schools to find potential employees; provide both students and employees development opportunities; and promote GE Aviation’s business in both QLD and further abroad

Given the important role that aviation plays in our school, the GISP is vital.  With the support of the Project team, we work with industry to ensure that we play our part in producing necessary skills and experiences to meet the growing demands that are required by our industry partners in terms of high quality students with necessary experiences.

Airbus in Australia is proud to work with schools and students in the local community through AGISP. Providing an opportunity of connecting our industry with the passion of the next generation reminds us of our own personal journey within the aerospace industry. We are proud to be supporting this program because it also invests in our industry’s future. We have had exceptional students visit Airbus locally through school tours and work experience, and it is an honour each year to present one of these engaged students with the Airbus Aerospace Systems Award.

Balmoral State High School is proud to be an Aerospace Gateway School.  This partnership creates exciting opportunities for our students and teachers through engaging and innovative programs with direct pathways into the Aviation industry.

For further information, please contact the Program Manager via the below details or please get in touch using the form below.

Natalie Allen
0436 838 112

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