DATTA Vic has developed this program with the support of Creative Futures and RMIT.
We aim to connect schools that would like to improve the safety and quality of their Design and Technologies / STEAM education with young industrial designers and offer innovative approaches to staffing.
INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS
We know from the DATTA Vic Technologies Teacher Shortage Report that 97% of schools in Victoria have difficulty finding qualified Technologies teachers and as result 86% of school are using out-of-field teachers as a necessity.
We also know that there are few active courses focused on initial teacher education Technolgies teachers.
Industrial Design graduates as Technicians can be a fantastic addition to the D&T faculty. Many of them are seeking work in design fields and bring skills in traditional and emerging technologies. They are also positive role models for your students, and have an understanding of the design sector.
This program can connect you to young, highly skilled individuals that can help to support your faculties now and in the future.
Industrial Design students are well-placed to help you in a range of areas, and could even become your future teachers!
We're inviting schools seeking technicians to register their interest, and ID students to sign up if they are interested in a Technician role. Then we can bring you together!
The Benefits of Hiring I.D Students as Technicians in Schools
In October 2023, DATTA Vic ran a launch event for our I.D Students as Technicians in Schools initiative at RMIT. We had a fantastic panel discussion with a mix of school support staff with design degrees and the faculty leaders who hired them. Click HERE to watch videos that show the benefits to both schools and tertiary design students when they are employed as Technicians.