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

WOW! What a fabulous conference we had again this year. The 2024 Aerospace Teachers Conference brought together 40 teachers from right across Queensland. Our amazing industry, and higher education partners, so very generously invited each teacher to immerse themselves in all things aerospace across two jam packed days. A huge thank you goes to the following:iLAuNCH Uni SQ - University of Southern Queensland SpringfieldWing Australia - WingHypersonix Launch Systems - HypersonixRay Tracer Collins Aerospace -Collins AerospaceWisk Aero - Wisk AeroInsitu Pacific - Insitu Inc.Aviation Australia - Aviation AustraliaNorthrop Grumman Australia - Northrop Grumman Corporation ... See MoreSee Less
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The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Program Project Team have had the most amazing time hosting the 2024 Aerospace Teacher Conference. Over the past two days we have facilitated new school-industry connections and strengthened existing partnerships, learned from industry and education experts and watched relationships grow amongst our wonderful community of schools. Thank you to all of the students that shared their teachers with us so that they can learn more about our industry. Now ask your teacher about all of the awesome aero experiences they had with us! ✈️ 🚀 👨🏼‍🚀 #aerospaceteachers #aerospacegatewayschools #ProfessionalDevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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🚀 Day 1 of the 2024 Aerospace Teacher Professional Development Conference has officially taken off! ✈️ We are thrilled to welcome all the passionate educators that are already teaching, or are preparing to introduce, aerospace as part of their curriculum, and have joined us from across Queensland for this annual event. We can’t wait to share with you the next two days that are jam packed with inspiring speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities with industry experts. Watch this space! 🪐 🔭 #aerospacegatewayschools #professionaldevelopment #aerospaceteachers ... 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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