Pialba State Primary School Year 7 student Lousie Reschke aspires to study art and found the University of Southern Queensland campus to be just as she pictured when she visited during the tertiary trial day.
Pialba State Primary School Year 7 student Lousie Reschke aspires to study art and found the University of Southern Queensland campus to be just as she pictured when she visited during the tertiary trial day. Valerie Horton

Primary school students sample uni at tertiary trial day

MORE than 100 Year 6 and 7 students from Pialba State School have participated in mini-lectures, a library workshop and social activities on Wednesday as a pilot of the USQ Smart Steps: Jobs to Go Tertiary Trial Day.

Jobs to Go is a career-awareness program which aims to build an understanding of the variety of careers that potentially lay ahead for students, reinforcing the value of both school education and further learning or training beyond school.

Jobs to Go project manager Liz Blight said the day was designed to show primary school students the opportunities that tertiary education could offer.

"It's really a first test for a lot of them to see what's out there," she said.

Pialba State School principal Simon Boss-Walker said it was a valuable experience for the students.

"This has been an exciting day because we now have children in primary school thinking about their future careers rather than waiting till high school," he said.



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