By Jackie Randles
With the momentum around developing educational programs that direct students towards careers in science technology engineering and maths (STEM) growing, it’s timely that a national Index has been developed to map out the reams of Australian programs and resources available.
The STEM Program Index 2016 has been developed by Australian Industry Group for the Office of the Chief Scientist and is the first consolidated guide to all the programs on offer that will help Australian students prepare for the jobs of the future.
With the opportunities of the future certain to involve all kinds of STEM applications, today’s students will need to develop their STEM skills to be equipped to take up the jobs of tomorrow. This Index provides details of more than 250 active programs across Australia that are provided by businesses, universities, science and education agencies and government.
Entries contain all the information you need to contact the provider, investigate the program and decide if it’s right for you, your child or your school. The Index offers links to classroom re¬sources, in-school programs, competitions, excursions, mentoring opportunities, online networks, after-school clubs, holiday programs, university enrichment experiences and more.