On 20 May 2018 the Western Australian Government announced $3.359 million over four years to begin delivery of the state’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills strategy.
The funding will be used for professional learning for teachers at priority schools, a campaign to encourage take-up of STEM careers, mentoring to develop STEM culture in schools and enhanced access to informal digital and technology programs.
Future jobs, future skills – Driving STEM skills in Western Australia aims to build a globally competitive and innovative workforce with the skills to drive Western Australia’s technological future and create new job opportunities.
The Future jobs, future skills five pillars of action have been developed by the STEM Advisory Panel, chaired by Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken, and comprising experts from the school education, industry, vocational education and training, university and community sectors.
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