ON WEDNESDAY the 17th of July, Aboriginal students from across the state made their way to Alberton Oval for a unique inner sanctum experience of the Port Adelaide Football Club. Students got to experience a variety of roles within the club that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
The students were involved in a week-long STEAM Camp across a number of businesses and locations in South Australia. Power Community Limited is one of the major partners of the camp and sees significant value in focusing on the current and emerging STEM careers in South Australia, such as the great opportunities happening within the Port Adelaide heartland within the Defence sector.
Throughout the day at PAFC, students gained an insight into the data the club collects, how it is used and how it informs the future direction of the business, in particular the marketing and membership strategy. Students gained an insight from the General Manager in Marketing & Brand Oli Shawyer on what marketing is, the collision of science and art, and how we make decisions. The groups were then split to work on a marketing strategy for the club.
The second part of the day was spent with the High Performance Department and the students participated in a variety of activities such as testing and analysing athlete data such as strength testing between legs, power of leaps and bounds, and agility testing.
Students were also provided a workbook to work through activities on the day, which highlighted the careers and pathways of the PAFC High Performance staff.
Credit must go to the Department for Prime Minister & Cabinet, Department for Innovation and Skill, The Smith Family and all of the host organisations for making the week possible.