Bridge Building Podcast Episode 27: Vocational Pathways at Shailer Park High School
Today, I am speaking with John Barnes and Matt Davis from Shailer Park State high and the way they run their vocational programs is just brilliant. With six separate pathways heading for quite specific vocations. The kids are trained well and the local community and industry is loving it. I hope you can take something away from this chat, I sure did.
Thanks to John and Matt for the chat!
About the Bridge Building Podcast
“This is the place where we dissect and then discover the many ways ITD teachers all over this country are using their passion to create passionate students. We talk of measuring and manipulating a multitude of materials of design and divergent thought, of creation with our minds and with our hands. And most of all, we talk of growing great young people because of course that is what we do.”
So what does that mean other than I like to show off my alliteration skills? Since coming back to teaching a few years ago the thing that strikes me most, and frankly scared me most is how lonely this job is. How little we know about what is happening in our subject area. The classroom next door, a class in the next school, let alone the next town are a mystery to me. I know there are teachers out there doing incredible things and this (the podcast) is a way for me to find out and be inspired. I would like to invite you along to listen and learn, to be inspired by some of the sensational teachers I speak to on the “Bridge Building Podcast – from technology to the trades”
About the Podcast Host
Stephen Anderson is a Design Technology, Trade Training and accidental Science teacher at a small high school 2 hours North West of Brisbane.
Over To You
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If you know someone who is doing something spectacular or just great fun in design and tech or in trade training, I would love to know about them.
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