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Careers and Subject Teachers are invited to take part in a Careers-Focussed Tour that provides the opportunity to build their knowledge of high-tech employers and employment pathways in the Scientific Instrumentation, Biomedical and Biotechnology Sectors.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AND LEARN

Through a brief morning discussion at Monash Tech School with representatives from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), you will develop a nuanced understanding of the job opportunities within Victoria's High-Tech, Biomedical and Biotechnology Sectors.

The morning will then comprise experiential site visits to two of Victoria’s cutting-edge high-tech and biomedical/biotech workplaces; MiniFAB and Agilent Technologies. At these locations, not only will you will see how new product ideas and services are born, but you will meet industry practitioners from a variety of educational backgrounds and career pathways.

At Monash University's Clayton Campus, a lunchtime presentation from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) on the changing landscape of work, and what it means for young Australians, and will provide you with opportunities to ask questions and gather resources to take back to your school.

Early career researchers and support personnel will guide you on the afternoon tour of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI). They will provide you with an insight into how research is unlocking the regenerative capabilities of the human body.

The afternoon will see you return to Monash Tech School to take part in a short plenary session where an evaluation of the day will take place.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS AND TOUR HOST ORGANISATIONS

Andrew Wear (Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)

Andrew is the Director of the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals branch at the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), where he leads the development of government policy aimed at growing the economic impact of this sector. He is a passionate supporter of equity in education, a non-executive Director of the Ardoch Youth Foundation and a School Council Member at Westgarth Primary School.

MiniFAB

MiniFAB is a world-leading provider of custom designed and manufactured microfluidic based diagnostic systems and medical devices. MiniFAB has completed over 1000 projects worldwide. ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certified, MiniFAB is a privately-held contract engineering firm with a focus on lab-on-chip solutions for point-of-care, laboratory, and in-field applications.

Agilent Technologies

A leader in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, Agilent supplies laboratories across the world with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise that enable its customers to achieve a range of goals across a variety of sectors. Whether it's food, pharmaceutical, forensics, diagnostics, chemical, energy or research-related, Agilent's expertise is sought by customers in these key markets.

Bronwyn Lee (Foundation for Young Australians)

Bronwyn is Deputy CEO at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). FYA is committed to young people, their futures and the contribution they can make to Australia and informs the national agenda on the issues that most affect them. Bronwyn is passionate about redefining the role of young people in our society and how the not-for-profit sector can drive social innovation in Australia. She is a Non-Executive Director at the International Women's Development Agency and a Board Member at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

ARMI boasts 18 research groups studying a variety of regenerative approaches and is one of the largest regenerative medicine and stem cell research hubs in the world. Some of the laboratories this tour looks to visit are FishCORE (Zebrafish Lab), Aquacore (Sharks, Axolotls) and Gene Targeting Facility.


EVENT PARTNERS

We are most grateful to the Tech Schools Division for its support of this event. Monash Tech School also wishes to acknowledge the support of its tour Partners, the Australian Centre for Career Education and the Convergence Science Network, for providing promotional support, materials and contacts.

Australian Centre for Career Education (Career Education Association of Victoria)

The CEAV is a not for profit charity that supports career development as a lifelong process. They believe that through the development and delivery of ethical and professional career education and training, careers counselling services and products, individuals can become successful career self-managers.

Convergence Science Network

Established in 2008, the Convergence Science Network (CSN) celebrates its 10th year of operation this year. CSN continues to engage the community by sharing developments in convergence science and how these advances impact medicine and health care. The Network seeks to inspire the research community, start-ups, existing businesses, government agencies and schools to take advantage of the opportunities offered by convergence science.


PARTICIPANTS / ATTENDEE NOTES

Monash Tech School's Partner School participants should comprise of one Careers Coordinator and one Subject Teacher from a STEM-related subject.

Schools that are partners with other Tech Schools may register to send either one Careers Coordinator or a Careers Coordinator and one Subject Teacher.

FOOD & DRINK

Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea is provided.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY

We kindly ask participants not to register until permission has been sought from the relevant School Administrators.

Places are limited to 40 participants. (A waiting list is ready to take excess registrations.)

These places are funded by Monash Tech School and supported by its partners. Cancellations after the 26th of February 2018 which cannot be filled at the last minute by those on the waitlist will incur a charge of $50 to your school to cover transport and catering costs.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Photos and video footage may be taken during the event for use in promotional and reporting material. If you do not wish to be photographed or included in the video, please tell our staff members on the day.

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