The Careers & Skills Program at AVALON 2023 provided a series of activities which helped to engage and encourage Primary, Secondary and Tertiarty students in their passion, education and possible career path in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, commonly known as STEM.

Sponsored by Aviation Australia, Careers & Skills activities were held onsite at AVALON 2023 throughout all six days of the event and consisted of industry engagement, presentations, organised tours, passport programs and visits to interactive displays.

Sponsored by Aviation Australia

Aerospace Student Professionals (Tertiary Students)

The Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division (RAeS AD) in conjunction with AVALON 2023 organiser AMDA Foundation presents the Aerospace Student Professional 2023 (ASP) Program.

The ASP program is the tertiary education element of Careers & Skills, and invites students in their final years of professional study to approach and interact with defence industry during the dedicated trade days of AVALON 2023.

Participants are briefed pre-event on aviation and aerospace career opportunities and taught networking skills to encourage them to connect with industry onsite and pursue their final studies and progression into a career.

5th Generation Workforce Skills (Industry Professionals)

Staffing and recruitment specialist for the Australian Defence, engineering and ICT sectors, Kinexus will present '5th Generation Workforce Skills' at AVALON 2023.

This event by Kinexus will be held on Thursday 2 March from 0930 – 1130 and is open to all accredited Trade Visitors.

Aviation Learning Paths (Secondary Schools)

The Aviation Learning Paths program, presented by aviation training organisation Aviation Australia, will host upwards of 500 secondary school students from Victoria and interstate on Friday 3 March. 

Students will be briefed on career opportunities within the civil aviation, aerospace, defence and space industries from industry partners and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Students will then tour the AVALON 2023 site to visit the industry exhibition, static aircraft and Air Force displays including Space Command, to ask questions and gain inspiration to pursue a career in STEM. 

Tech Zone (All ages)

Technology enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to visit the Tech Zone on the AVALON 2023 weekend public access days to participate in fun activities aimed at encouraging a passion for STEM.

Kids can take a selfie dressed as a Qantas pilot, learn about robotics and artificial intelligence from RMIT or build a rocket with Boeing.

Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship

Four Australian secondary students alongside a STEM teacher from the Greater Geelong region will this year receive the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship to travel to Space Camp in the United States. The Endeavour Scholarship is presented by AVALON 2023 organiser, AMDA Foundation, Kallman Worldwide and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham).

The international education program aims to reward aspiring young space explorers and their teachers with a hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S Space and Rocket Centre’s renowned Space Camp, located in Hunstville, Alabama.

AVALON 2023 Student Friendly Stands

Students will receive a Careers Map that will highlight Student Friendly stands to help them navigate the event.

Careers & Skills participants can make the most of their time at AVALON 2023 with a map of Student Friendly stands and exhibits to visit throughout the week.

A Student Friendly exhibition stand would have a point of contact available to discuss career opportunities within the organisation with students that may approach them.

Alternatively, it could also be any organisation planning career or recruitment activities on their stand during AVALON 2023.