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Leading STEM education provider STEM Smart Australia is introducing thousands of Western Australian Year 9 students to the world of robotics and drones, through the WA Mining club STEM school program aimed at promoting careers in STEM.

The program responds to alarming statistics that only 30 percent of students are interested in studies in mining or METS. This is coupled with the steady decline in the number of students graduating from mining disciplines.

This is despite a report from the Foundation for Young Australians indicating that 75% of future jobs will involve STEM

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The 5 Core Principles

The STEM program engages students in hands-on STEM learning, by focusing on five core STEM principles:

The STEM  program aims to inspire Year 9 students from 25 schools, across 200 classrooms. The reach will be anywhere from 3000-6000 students.

Fully staffed and fully equipped, students will build robots and drones, and analyse activities by examining and interpreting datasets and predictive outcomes.

STEM  aims to ignite interest and bridge the gap between STEM and real-world applications.

It is hoped that this positive experience will create interest in STEM careers, including mining, for students, their parents and educators.

Getting involved

The program is being delivered by leading STEM education provider STEM Smartwith financial and in-kind support from Foundation Partners RUCWA Mining Club and Platform Communications.  

Other major sponsors In Johnex Explosives. IGO, Northern Star Resources, Pit N Portal and Us Danv Tools Australia.

We are looking to expand STEM to reach more students. If you or your company is wanting to help mitigate the talent shortage in mining, then please support this program and meet these targets.

Click the links below to learn more about the current partners and support this program.

Click the logos below to learn more about the program and our partners.

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