Factory Tours

The Glass and Glazing Industry is a vibrant part of manufacturing and building and construction. It offers excellent careers and employment prospects. It also offers Teachers and Students an opportunity to learn how local companies are using science, design and technology to successfully compete in an industry that is meeting changing consumer needs such as environmental sustainability. To find out about the opportunities apply to tour a local company to see the industry in action.

Example of a tour:
Vince Bianchini, Director – Sales and Marketing at Cooling Brothers and Alistair Black, Managing Director at Glasspower, provided an overview of glass processing and glazing through their own career pathways. The group then toured the Cooling Brothers plant in High Wycombe, Western Australia. Teachers said that seeing the processing and printed glass facility in action helped them gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to manufacture glass and operate the latest technology.

To provide a balanced view of the industry Alistair showcased his company with examples of commercial glazing for participants to see what is required to install glass on a large scale.

Who should attend?
The presentation and tour can be tailored to Students, Parents, Careers Advisors, VET Teachers from schools that offer design and technology, VET Building and Construction or Engineering and for Science, Technology and Maths Teachers.

Tours can cater for years 7 to 12.

Attending schools will be offered work experience and work placement opportunities for interested Students.