The Australia Government is investing $10 million to get Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) into schools – after recent numbers revealed its demand is growing two times faster than non-stem occupations. The funding is rolling out over the next four years.
With technological advancements eliminating a percentage of current jobs, changes in teaching to arm students with the likely skills for jobs will continue to evolve. Future innovation will require STEM-related knowledge, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking skills, and the ability to work collaboratively, and solve emerging world problems.
But there are worrying statistics that show very few numbers of STEM-qualified women – startup girledworld hope to shape future female leaders. STEM SISTA, scaling up from South Australia, is a professional development program for girls aiming to demonstrate pathways for young women in STEM related careers. Read More