This week, four students from Years 9 and 10 at Hunter River High School were chosen as P-TECH leaders for 2018 and invited to join P-TECH Industry Liaison Officer Mrs Liana Nadalin, and iStem coordinator Mr Rob D’Elboux to an innovators breakfast in Newcastle. The students listened to three entrepreneurs speak about the growth of their businesses using technology and innovative models. They all heard firsthand the benefits of using an open mind to create change that leads to successful opportunities.
Students Megan Snow, Seth Johnstone, Connor Oppermann and Tiahna McGarry showed enthusiasm and immersed themselves amongst the guests speakers. Hunter River High School stood as the only school invited to attend and the students felt very honoured to be part of this experience. P-TECH is an exciting, innovative and collaborative initiative at Hunter River High school and Liana Nadalin is using positive and consistent messaging to help students capture an understanding of how P-TECH can provide a new angle that links local students to local pathway options post school life.
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Tiahna said, “Innovators want workers who problem solve and think outside the box”.
“Problem solving should not be looked at from the solvers perspective, but the prospective of those effected”, said Seth.
Megan said she learnt, “The littlest ideas can lead to something big!”
Such wise words from possible future HRHS leaders.