AROSE partnership with Joseph Banks Secondary College supports pathways to Space for WA school students

Pathways for Western Australian school students to have careers in Space have been strengthened as AROSE joined forces with Joseph Banks Secondary College.  AROSE and Joseph Banks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together in building future skills and capabilities in Remote Operations on Earth and in Space.

Under the MOU, AROSE and Joseph Banks will engage in activities aimed at inspiring students and preparing them for next generation jobs and careers in Remote Operations.

Eleanor Hughes & Leanne Cunnold signing the MoU
Eleanor Hughes & Leanne Cunnold

On signing the MOU, Joseph Banks Principal, Ms Eleanor Hughes said:

“This is a first step for the College as we work to establish the Western Australian Space Science Education Centre at the College. The Centre will open mid 2023 with the completion of our Stage 3 Building and will include a purpose built Mars Surface and Mission Control Centre. This centre is a major milestone for the Joseph Banks Secondary College Looking Forward STEM strategy, and will offer opportunities for students across the state to learn about space, mission control, remote operations, robotics, AI and cyber security.”

“The College will work with AROSE to provide students opportunities to engage with the diverse set of career opportunities available to them, outside traditional vocations.”

Space is a very attainable career path to pursue in WA, and together with AROSE, we want to enable a clear pipeline for our youth to remain in the state for tertiary qualifications and employment in the sector.

AROSE CEO, Ms Leanne Cunnold discussed the MOU, saying:

“As an industry-led organisation, we want to establish a positive two-way relationship with industry and schools like Joseph Banks, to co-design curriculum and provide real world links that have a meaningful impact for student career options and pathways.”

“AROSE wants to inspire this next generation with what is possible for their future through careers in Remote Operations – including going to the Moon and beyond.”