On 20 May 2018 the Western Australian Government announced $3.359 million over four years to begin delivery of the State science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills strategy.
The funding is used for professional learning for teachers at priority schools, mentoring to develop STEM culture in schools, enhanced access to informal digital and technology programs and a campaign to encourage take-up of STEM careers.
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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Digital and Technology Skills Program
The Digital and Technology Skills Program, funded under the Future jobs, future skills strategy, awards grants to Western Australian STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education service providers.
Successful applicants receive grants to deliver projects that increase digital and/or technology skills or engagement in students from Western Australian schools with ICSEA values of 1000 or less and people in the community including the existing workforce who are under-represented in STEM.
Applications open 26 February 2019 and close 26 March 2019.