LIVING in the country should not mean students are disadvantaged.
As of next year they won’t be.
Students studying design and technology subjects in the region will no longer have to travel to Sydney to see the best of the HSC projects from this year.
They will also have an opportunity to attend a workshop where they can learn the tips and tricks behind getting the highest mark straight from the horse’s mouth.
“Real HSC markers will come and talk to students across the region about what they look for in major works,” Kinross Wolaroi School head of industrial technology David de Bruyn said.
For the first time, the InTech display of outstanding HSC industrial technology major projects from across the state, will be in Orange at Kinross in March.
Canobolas Rural Technology High School head of industrial arts Matt Scott said Canobolas High would be targeting students as young as year 9 and year 10 with the exhibition to inspire them to take up the subject.
“It’s becoming more and more popular,” he said.
“It will be great, when you’re in the arts it’s really important to be able to see all this sort of stuff really easily.”
Industrial technology covers a broad range of projects from timber furniture, automotive projects, electronics, metal projects, multimedia presentations and graphical folios.
About 100 Board of Studies markers have spent the last two weeks travelling around the state marking approximately 6000 major works.
Mr de Bruyn had been lobbying to get the exhibition in the central west for years.
“It’s going to be highly beneficial for all students studying or interested in studying design and technology,” Mr Bruyn said.
The exhibition will run from March 27 until March 30 at Kinross.