Kenmore State High School Joins Hydrogen Gateway To Industry Schools Program

Kenmore State High School will be one of 32 high schools across the state to participate in the Hydrogen Gateway to Industry Schools program of Energy Skills Queensland.

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The Hydrogen Gateway to Industry Schools program is an industry-led program that broadens science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) knowledge to diversify and assist in accelerating future skills and opportunities towards the hydrogen industry.

Through the program, students will be exposed to a range of learning experiences to assist them in their career choices and self-select pathways to employment.

Hydrogen Gateway to Industry Schools
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Students from Kenmore State High School and other participating schools will become involved from production and engineering, to storage, distribution and exporting. Teachers, on the other hand, will gain professional development to ensure they’re supported with industry knowledge to give context to STEAM teachings.

The program will give more than 2,000 students hydrogen career pathway opportunities, providing them with hands-on experience to the emerging hydrogen industry.

Whilst Queensland has the potential to be a hydrogen superpower, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk believes the State needs the workforce to support the jobs bonanza so that Queensland’s future workforce is primed and ready to capitalise on it.

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said that by 2040, Queensland’s green hydrogen industry could support 10,000 direct and indirect jobs, unlocked by the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.

“Our green hydrogen industry is the greatest jobs, climate, and export opportunity in a generation and this Palaszczuk Government initiative is giving Queensland kids a head start in the jobs and careers of tomorrow,” Minister de Brenni said.

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David Cross, CEO of Energy Skills Queensland said they are proud to be partnering with the Queensland Government, and are looking forward to working with students from Catholic Education, independent and public schools across Queensland.

To learn more about this program, visit Queensland Government’s website.

Published 28-March-2023