Leading STEM education provider Fire Tech Australia is introducing thousands of Western Australian Year 9 students to the world of robotics and drones, through the STEM unitED 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 number of students graduating from mining disciplines.
This is despite a report from Foundation for Young Australians indicating that 75% of future jobs will involve STEM.
The STEM unitED program engages students in hands on STEM learning, by focusing on five core STEM principles:
The STEM unitED 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 through examining and interpreting datasets and predictive outcomes.
STEM unitED 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.
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals aspires to drive diversification and innovation within the mining industry, through creation of a forum that supports development and retention of young professionals. We will establish a career-long network of individuals who are building their careers in mining.
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.