Over 2 days (25th and 27th March 2015), Year 10 Information and Software Technology have had the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the field of technology. During our first day we had the chance to listen to a former Corrimal High School student, Mr D Gleeson, who has progressed from his HSC to a successful technology career including both TAFE and University degrees. Mr Gleeson talked about his experiences when he was applying for a job at Facebook and his current position at ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation). We continued the day working on restoring and configuring networks across the school gaining hands on experience in network configuration.
During the second day we dismantled and repaired school laptops which ranged from keyboard replacement and screen repair to re-installation of software and Internet connectivity. We also took several pictures for our school website and worked a little more on the networks fitting PCs across the school for various purposes. Everyone was keen and wanted to get involved and help. We had a good learning experience working in teams to achieve our goals and learning some skills which are needed out in the world of technology. At the end of our work placement we rewarded ourselves by cooking ourselves some nice wood fire pizza. We would like to thank Mr Joel Foster for letting us have this great experience.