History of C2C
NAMIG (Northern Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group) Inc
In late 2003 a group of advanced manufacturers in Northern Adelaide joined together to provide leadership in addressing the major skills shortages affecting their businesses.
The industry partners recognised that there was a need to create a program aimed at high school students which would build relationships between schools and industry and which would result in more young people choosing to enter advanced manufacturing and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
In 2007 saw the creation of NAMIG (Northern Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group) Inc with many of the original industry partners continuing to be involved in an operational or strategic capacity.
NAMIG, in partnership with local schools and industry, developed the nationally recognised Concept2Creation Program (C2C).
The C2C Program's "product life cycle" approach to applied learning of science, maths and technology helps teachers and students to develop the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of advanced manufacturing technologies, processes and possibilities through a problem based learning approach, in effect taking an idea from a concept through the manufacturing, project management process to the creation of a product, service or prototype.
Students are assisted in their project development by expertise provided by industry partners, project managers and engineering students from the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide. The C2C Program and the NAMIG partnership have exceeded all expectations and have been instrumental in increased uptake of science and maths in senior schools and a resurgence of interest in science, maths and technology careers.
NAMIG has been successful in ensuring Northern Adelaide schools and students will continue to benefit from the flagship C2C Program. In recent years NAMIG expanded the C2C program into regions outside of the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
NAMIG gratefully acknowledges the support of its current funding partners the Department of State Development and the Department for Education and Child Development.