We have a "wicked" problem
HIGHLY CAPABLE AND CREATIVE STUDENTS ARE DISENGAGING FROM STEM SUBJECTS...
...at a time when our society and our economy desperately needs more engineers, technical entrepreneurs, scientists and digital innovators, Australian kids are not choosing STEM
Australia is now a technology-driven economy where science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are leading the nation's GDP. This shift has created major disruption to our workforce.
According to CEDA’s report “Australia’s future workforce”, more than 40% of jobs that exist today will likely disappear in the next 10-15 years due to technological advancements. These job will be replaced by STEM jobs.
We firmly believe it’ll be our next generation of students who will fill these new roles, but they will need opportunities to realise and grow their passion in STEM.
The first step for our students is engagement and ensuring the students feel connected to their education. The equation is straight forward; engaged students equal better learning outcomes.
Students are engaged when they feel a sense of connection with their passion and when the tasks they undertake have meaning for them. This true engagement is authentic learning and with authentic learning comes the skills and knowledge required to excel at what they love.
We believe we have a solution.
We know it takes a village to raise a child.
We need to provide students, from at an early stage, opportunities to engage with real industry opportunities and the best professional expertise.
Students and teachers also need to engage with industry practises and the latest technologies. Providing students with opportunities in STEM requires us to recruit the right type of people - people with industry expertise and the know-how to engage and enthuse young people.