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30 May 2023

Koorie Student Aspirations Day 2023

Koorie Student Aspirations Day was a remarkable event aimed at inspiring and motivating Koorie secondary students to pursue their aspirations in various fields.

The event, held in collaboration with the Geelong Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (LAECG), focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and provided an immersive learning experience for the students.

Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to participate in various engaging workshops led by expert facilitators from Geelong Tech School. These workshops covered diverse areas within STEM, such as 3D CAD design and printing, drone piloting and programming, laser cutting, animation and augmented reality, electronics and coding, and even virtual reality painting using Tilt Brush.

The event also featured distinguished keynote speakers, including Brett Leavy and Chris Warrior, who shared their experiences and insights in the fields of Virtual Reality (VR) and drones, respectively. Brett Leavy, a First Nations man from Queensland, showcased the potential of VR in recognising and preserving the cultural heritage of First Nations people.  Meanwhile, Chris Warrior, a proud Kokatha Wirangu man from South Australia, highlighted the opportunities and pathways available in the drone industry.

The Koorie Student Aspirations Day not only provided valuable knowledge and skills but also served as a platform for students to connect with accomplished professionals and fellow peers who share similar interests. The event successfully ignited a spark of enthusiasm and ambition within the students, empowering them to pursue their dreams in STEM and beyond.