Since the establishment of the TTC at Henley High School, we have developed a professional relationship with Hendon Semiconductors. This locally based company is a member of the Legend Corporation Group which specialise in the design and manufacture of microelectronic products for markets where electronics is a key technology. Their products include integrated circuits, thick film hybrids and surface mounted PCB assemblies. Our students have been fortunate to be given guided tours of their world class facilities showcasing contemporary and highly sophisticated technological machinery and processes in a range of real life situations. Students have also been given the opportunity of work placement, being able to experience first-hand the operations of such an organisation and the varied career prospects.
The C2C Program was developed by the NAMIG (Northern Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group) Inc to provide a way for schools and industry in Northern Adelaide to work together to provide students with industry experience. Through a suite of programs and activities, C2C introduces a “product life cycle” approach to science, maths and technology education helping schools and students to develop the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of advanced manufacturing processes and possibilities through a problem based learning approach.
Students and industry work together to solve a problem that requires a product or service. Assisted by industry partners students take the product from the concept, through research and development, production and quality assurance to the final creation and marketing. Along the way they will use the science, maths and technological knowledge they learn in their school subjects.
The aim of this program is to introduce students to electro-technology careers, especially in relation to SA Power networks electrical trades such as Systems Electrical, Electrical Distribution Power-line and Electronics. The Taster Program provides an opportunity for students to gain some practical awareness in electro-technology. Students enjoy a training day at the SA Power Networks training facility at Angle Park.
Lindsay Research and Development supports Henley High School by providing opportunities for students to undertake their work placement. Simon Lindsay has also provided advice on the selection of machinery for the TTC as well as supporting staff by providing an insight into the Engineering industry.
Manuele Engineers is a South Australian family owned and run steel fabrication and engineering company that has been providing reliable and professional services since 1967. Henley High have a Memorandum of Understanding with Manuele Engineering, providing staff and students access to industry tours and students the opportunity of accessing Work Placements.
Wennig Designs is a small business owned and run by Nigel Stone and Wendy Falland. They design and package kits for electronic projects and provide construction details suited to electronics education. Henley High school has worked with Wennig over the past 4 years in professional development activities. This has provided staff with a more sophisticated understanding and application of knowledge, skills and technology required in industry.
Pat Bosco is the Business and Development Coordinator at AiGTS and is our representative at Henley High School. Henley High School has had a long association with Pat and he is a frequent visitor to the school providing advice to students on career pathways and apprenticeship testing.
Chris Houltby is the Western Adelaide Trade School for the Future Apprenticeship Broker for Henley High School. He visits the school one day a week to work with students arranging Work Placement, advice on careers, applying for positions and setting up School Based Apprenticeships.
Andrew Worrell and Helen Nowosilskyj from Western Futures have a long association with Henley High School over many years. They provide Work Placement opportunities for students, advice on careers, links with industry and access for parents, students and staff to informative industry dinners.
In collaboration with Mr David Chan (Project Officer) from UniSA, Henley High School has implemented a peer mentoring program. This special association brings together University and Secondary students and teachers to explore Engineering, Science and Information and Communication Technology in practical manner. In addition, the Advanced Technology classes have accessed guided tours of the University of South Australia, Mawson Campus.
Over the last 5 years Henley High School has developed a working relationship with both the Electrical and Electronics departments at Regency campus. This collaboration has enabled our students to tour and work with many TAFE lecturers in a range of situations. Staff and students have accessed valuable career information and participated in real-life workplace experiences.