Get stuck into STEM at the Skills West Expo!

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will welcome over 4,000 students through its doors starting Friday August 16 for the 2019 Skills West Expo.

The annual event, now in its tenth year, will run from 16–18 August 2019. Skills West Expo is Perth’s largest training and career event, with a focus on the opportunities offered by a vocational education and training (VET) pathway.

North and South Metropolitan TAFEs have combined forces to provide a host of activities to inspire visitors with STEM at this year’s event. Visitors can try a range of activities in the dedicated STEM hub from virtual welding to aerospace and game design and explore future technologies that are on show. If you’re looking for employment, some of WA’s top employers will be on exhibit at the show. Visitors to the expo can also take advantage of career seminars as well as resume advice workshops that will be running across the weekend.

Here are just a few of the activities that you can get into at this year’s expo.

Meet the Jobs and Skills Centre teams!
The Jobs and Skills Centre teams will also be at the Expo offering a one-stop-shop for free careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Be sure to stop by stand 21 and say hello.

Try’a Skill and WorldSkills
As well as Try‘a Skill activities, the WorldSkills pavilion will be staging ten WorldSkills competitions which test some of the State’s most talented in a battle of the skills in construction trades, automotive industries and engineering. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness some of the best of WA’s skilled trades competing live.

Ready to take flight? Check out the South Metropolitan TAFE helicopter (for real!) or pilot a plane with our virtual reality masks.

Immerse yourself in arcade games at the virtual reality sideshow alley and try your hand at 2D and 3D drawing.

Applied engineering
The future has arrived! Learn about the world of mechatronics with our miniature demonstrations featuring a smart home and an industrial production line.

Building design
Enter another dimension as you enjoy a virtual walk-through of a building design.

Cyber security
Enjoy the thrill of the hunt as you analyse the deliberate exploitation of a computer system, enterprise or network in this billion-dollar growing business.

Accessorise like a fashionista by making your very own keyring or earrings.

Anything is pulse-ible with a nurse around! Get a free health check from North Metropolitan TAFE’s Roaming Education and Community Health (REACH) Clinic (Friday only).

Web/computer programming
Take your first steps on the information super highway as you create a web page using HTML, program a game using Python and play with some fantastic apps.

Full details for this year's SkillsWest Expo are available on their website


Page last updated July 28, 2020