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Category Archives: STEM

The Future of AgTech Jobs

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New and emerging job roles are evolving out of the convergence of agricultural practices and technology in global market places and supply chains.  For example, Business Improvement and Transformation Practitioners can bring new ideas into the business including ag and food tech developments.

Managing people, accountabilities and responsibilities is a core capability for leaders in agriculture with Human Resource Managers or Consultants increasingly being appointed as agriculture business expand.  Food processing, product development, packaging design, export and the management of water and the environment provide opportunities for current and future job roles. Read More

A mission to Mars and jobs in space

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Never before have humans had the technology to move exploration to the moon and mars. The 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) was held in Adelaide this week. Hosted by the Space Industry Association of Australia, Adelaide welcomed all members of the space sector – industry, government and academe.

SpaceX and Lockhead Martin announced new details on their plans for human exploration of Mars. The expedition will begin in the 2020s with current technology and available systems already planning to make this mission possible.

Elon Musk, who attended IAC, revealed further information of his own plans for settling Mars, describing the new BFR planetary coloniser design. The announcement was streamed live on Australia’s Science Channel. Read More

The eSports workforce: a game with a $500m industry

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eSports, it’s a multiplayer gaming experience that’s played competitively for spectators, by professional gamers. Whilst some might think that video games are just child’s play, the eSports workforce proves otherwise – that it’s a real career opportunity and future jobs.

In 2016, eSports generated almost $500 million in global revenue and many companies are getting involved in this new arena.

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Invitation to pose challenges for the #RealDayOut 2017

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You are invited to pose challenges and hosts stops for the Real Day Out where the future workforce, high school students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS), will solve real world problems.

We wish we had something like the Real Day Out when we were at school!

What’s in it for you and the students?

Watch this video to hear about the gems that students uncovered for world leading companies like FCT Flames, who make torches for the Olympic Games, fire and water (impossible) effects, for opening ceremonies and events. Read More

$10 million injected into growing STEM talent but where are the females?

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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

Emerging jobs and tips on avoiding skill redundancy

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New jobs, careers, and industries are being introduced by the day, literally.

Recent BRW and Deloitte reports suggest major cultural shifts and an ageing populace in the next 25 years, with a forecast that some industries will boom and some will die.

IT, aged care, tourism, and food processing are a few on the list set to skyrocket.  While technology is evolving fast and we’re seeing more jobs becoming computerised, this is also an exciting time. As a result, there are new job opportunities being introduced. Read More

Adelaide becomes first Internet of Things (IoT) region in Southern Hemisphere

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It seems there’s an app for everything. But with Internet of Things (IoT), interconnectivity is about to explode across a new realm of everyday devices.

Described as the reinvention of the internet to an unprecedented level, a recent report, there will be 35-50 billion connected devices (not smartphones and laptops) by 2020.

IoT will transform our lives and our economy – US $4-11 trillion per year to be exact. From wearable technology like Google (and more recently, Snapchat) glasses to Uber’s autonomous cars, IoT can benefit everyone, especially businesses. Read More

Future-proof your job – understand the impact of automation & tech

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There is much debate and discussion about jobs being taken over through automation, technology and outsourcing.

When new technologies were initially emerging, proactive, intuitive workers were starting their own businesses or broadened their skillset so, there was no job ‘loss’, per se.

But, now, with technology evolving and impacting on everything exponentially – to the point where Artificial Intelligence is being taught to think for themselves the labour market is struggling to keep up. Read More