We are thrilled to announce that our STEM Communication Officers, Michael Wilson and Vhairi Mackintosh, will take on higher duties roles to coordinate two upcoming holiday programs, funded by the Department of Education and Training.
Michael will be coordinating the Rural and Regional Victoria Game Jam in partnership with The Lab to deliver an online camp for young people aged 10 to 16 who identify as being on the autism spectrum and enjoy working with computers. The Rural and Regional Game Jam will run over 3 days during the second week of the school holidays (Sep 28-Oct 2). Each day will focus on a different part of the game development process to create an exciting game with console, developing skills in coding, graphic design and manufacturing, respectively.
Vhairi will be coordinating the Whittlesea Tech School component of the Virtual Indigenous Art Holiday Program in collaboration with the Koorie Academy of Excellence (KAE). During four workshops, Wemba Wemba Aboriginal artist, Emma Bamblett, will act as cultural and art mentor by sharing her practice, knowledge and story. Tech School staff will facilitate sessions using Adobe Illustrator that build digital design skills. Students will then use their learnings to develop personal cultural artworks, which will be showcased in a virtual exhibition co-designed with Koorie young people.
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