By Barry Upton
The WA Mining Club has partnered with STEM Smart to deliver an in-school education program for Year 9 students. The program encourages students to explore the value of studying STEM subjects through Years 11 and 12 and the many opportunities that are created by doing so. The in-class sessions focus on robotics and software programming with an emphasis on having fun whilst gaining valuable knowledge.
STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through STEM, students develop key skills including: problem-solving. creativity. critical analysis.
The WA Mining Club STEM program takes the initiative of educating students about the diverse careers in the mining industry before they make their subject choices for their final years of high school. The program aims to increase the talent pipeline into undergraduate mining-related careers and trades supporting our modern mining operations.
Through investing in secondary and tertiary education, The WA Mining Club aims to support its members by increasing the future talent pool for the Mining Industry. The committee is excited to launch the WA Mining Club STEM program, committee member Jordan Pedley stated ‘’We have been assisting undergraduates since 2003 with the WA Mining Club Scholarship program through funds and providing real-world experience whilst assisting in the formation of a healthy industry network from the onset of their professional careers. It is exciting to partner with STEM smart to educate future generations about the possibilities in our industry.’’
We are seeking sponsorship from forward-thinking companies to enable us to continue to deliver the program and expand the program to improve our reach. If interested, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.