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

It's official! Summer holidays begin for all Queensland schools today. ☀️ We want to say a HUGE thank you to all of the amazing Aerospace Gateway educators and students that we have the pleasure of working with, for another fantastic year. Relax, stay safe and enjoy your well earned break. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2024! 😎 #summerisintheair ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Aviation Australia and GE Aerospace for offering aircraft maintenance work experience opportunities to our Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Program students throughout 2023. This week students from Balmoral State High School and Iona Brisbane College enjoyed ending their school year by getting hands on in the hangar and workshops. #AviationCareers ... See MoreSee Less
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🙋🏼‍♀️ If you are in FNQ and are looking for some school holiday fun - you’ve found it! 🚀Want to build rockets with a future astronaut?Budding astronaut Toby Fealy, who was one of four young Aussies invited to attend NASA Space Camp in the USA earlier this year, is eager to share his experience and knowledge with everyone and have some fun along the way. With his presentation, Rockets 101, you’ll gain insight into astronaut training, as well as learning how to build and launch a rocket at the library!Are you keen to head to infinity and beyond? Toby will be bringing Rockets 101 to all four of our libraries these school holidays: 📅Tuesday, 5 December 2023 - Dimbulah Library: 10:30am to 12:00pm📅Wednesday, 6 December 2023 - Chillagoe Library: 10:30am to 12:00pm📅Thursday, 4 January 2024 - Kuranda Library and Customer Service Centre: 10:30am to 12:00pm📅Thursday, 11 January 2024 - Mareeba Library: 10:30am to 12:00pmDon’t miss out—bookings are essential!Secure a spot for your children today by calling your local library branch, or book online by visiting: msc.qld.gov.au/community/libraries/ and selecting Featured Events Bookings. ... 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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