St John’s is excited to partner with Dell Australia and Dell USA in offering the DELL Student TechcrewProgram through DiGi Club at the Secondary Campus, an initiative of the Entrepreneurial Enterprise. The program trains and prepares students to help their peers solve technical issues and fix hardware problems, upskilling them with career readiness skills. St John’s is currently only the second school outside of the USA to participate in this program.
Offered by Dell Technologies, the Student TechCrew program provides hands-on experience for students in Years 9 to 12 and industry certifications to jumpstart their careers, plus opportunities to compete globally for prizes and patents. As part of this initiative, St John’s will receive guidance from Dell Technologies, boost our STEM/CTE curriculum offering, and train student technicians to complete repairs at school, providing opportunities for them to enhance their technical knowledge and improve their soft skills.
Successful applicants will first have to complete student training through Dell and receive an online certification. The College’s award-winning Design Centre Makerspace will be set up to allow for the workflow of training and device repair. Participants will also take part in the global Conrad Challenge with the 2021-2022 season opening in August. Students will work together to identify challenges and develop solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems in any of the following categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, Health & Nutrition, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World with Re-purposed Farmlands & Tobacco Crops.