Mars Wrigley Industry Workshop

In partnership with Mars Wrigley, Ballarat Tech School is offering 50 partner school students the opportunity to participate in a 2-day immersive workshop in product development and manufacturing.

Students will meet Mars Wrigley Associates from the Ballarat manufacturing site and learn about their journey from studies in STEM through to their current careers. These same Associates along with Tech School staff will take students through two days of learning and fun with chocolate!

Partner schools are invited to nominate between 2-6 students who will engage with and benefit from inclusion in this special applied STEM opportunity by Monday 8th August.  The program is best suited for students in Years 9 and 10, who can commit to the full 2 days of the workshop.  


Please nominate students to participate in the Mars Wrigley Manufacturing Workshop using the following link:

Register Here


Program Schedule:

Onboarding: 1:30pm Friday 26th August at the Ballarat Tech School.


Time Day 1 - Tuesday 30th Time

Day 2 - Wednesday 31st

8:45am Arrival 8:45am Arrival
9:00am Mars Wrigley Manufacturing 9:00am Logo & Video Design
10:00am Customer Profiling 10:30am Break
11:00am Break 11:00am Graphic Design, Filming & Augmented Reality
11:30am Workshop 1 & 2 12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Lunch 1:00pm Mars Quality Control Panel
1:30pm Workshop 1 & 2 2:30pm Showcase Judging
3:00pm Day 1 Wrap Up 3:00pm Golden Ticket
3:15pm Depart 3:15pm Depart


Workshop 1:  (90mins) – Prototyping the Bar

Workshop 2:  (90mins) – Chocolate Factory Process Simulation