The Boating Industry Association (BIA) has partnered with the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) to establish the Boating Industry Academy, the first industry-driven program for high school students wishing to pursue a career in the boating and marine industries.

The Academy is for career-minded young people in Year 10 or 11 (2023) looking to work in the boating and marine industry. Students spend five weeks a term in school at the AITC Robina campus on the Gold Coast and up to 28 weeks a year in the boating industry at the Coomera marine precinct.

The program is designed to develop employability skills via work experience and immersion in a wide range of functions within the industry. This opportunity for exposure provides students with a solid base of key skills and industry knowledge before commencing a school-based apprenticeship/ traineeship in Term 3 of Year 11.

The specialist program will start at the Robina campus in January 2023 with a view to moving to a Coomera base, in the heart of the largest marine precinct in the Southern Hemisphere by mid-year.

An Open Day will take place on Thursday 6 October at 4.30pm in Coomera for people to learn more about the unique and immersive industry education experience, and talk to key boating and marine employers about the various career pathways available.

For more information head to the AITC website. Interested students and parents can register for the event here.

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