Runcorn State High School is a Manufacturing and Engineering Gateway School which provides a “gateway” for students to career opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering industries. This project is an initiative of the Queensland Government in collaboration with Manufacturing Skills Queensland. Runcorn State High School is one of only 14 Queensland high schools involved in the project and the only school in south-east Queensland participating.

The aim of the project is to provide students with learning experiences and opportunities to enter the manufacturing and engineering industries through trade, para-professional and professional career pathways. We develop an innovative curriculum structure and embed manufacturing and engineering industry related content into the school’s core curriculum.

This year we became one of the 136 recipients to receive an Australian Government funded Trade Training Centre. The Metro south Engineering Trades Skills Centre will further establish links with the manufacturing and engineering industry, and local employers to provide training pathways and school based apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for students.

What do we offer at Runcorn State High School

A specialized year 9 and 10 Manufacturing Program in Industrial Technology and Design which can lead to both OP (Technology Studies, Graphics) and non OP Subject (Engineering Studies, Certificate I Furnishings) choices in year 11 and 12.

Runcorn State High School also offers a range of mathematics and science OP subjects in year 11 and 12 which will benefit students wishing to undertake further studies of Engineering at University.

Participation in the QUT Stem Program including Stem Camp, Science and Engineering Challenge and Year 9 and 10 Power of Engineering Day

Industry specific visits to Manufacturing and Engineering workplaces including industry partnerships with Stoddard Manufacturing and Transpacific Industries Group Ltd

Links with universities including the QUT Power of Engineering, QUT STEM Program and the Griffith University – Griffith Connect Program

The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.