Devika Learning at the Illawarra Schools Trade Roadshow

Devika joined local and national institutions to give students a hands-on introduction to trades

Last week Devika Learning attended the Illawarra Schools Trades Roadshow to show students about what a career in technology could be like.

The roadshow took place at Five Islands Secondary College on Tuesday August 29 and showcased exhibitors from institutions such as TAFE NSW, MacDonalds, Defence Force Recruiting, the Tops Outdoor Recreation and Bluescope Steel. Students from years nine and ten got to try out potential careers through activities such as sushi making, rope climbing, dog handling, woodwork and bricklaying. And of course virtual reality.

Illawarra Schools Trades Roadshow
Students try out virtual reality on a Vive at the Illawarra Schools Trades Roadshow.

Trent and Sally from Devika attended the roadshow to demonstrate virtual reality and answer students questions about tech. The team estimate they put around 50 students through the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and try out the technology with games like the Lab. As always students were excited to try out the tech and were impressed by its capabilities, with one student requesting to try the Vive out six times.

“It was to so many kids considering technology as part of their future,” said Trent.

Skills in technology are expected to be in high-demand in the coming future, and that many of these skills will be applicable across multiple industries other than tech.

Students interested in learning more about skills in website development, game development, coding or virtual reality can register for one of Devika Learning’s regular workshops.

Devika Learning at the Illawarra Schools Trade Roadshow