The federal government has launched a new program that aims at lessening gender inequity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors in Australia. The Advancing Women in STEM strategy responds to issues outlined in the the Decadal Plan of Women in STEM, which provided a roadmap for sustained increases in women’s participation in the … Continue reading Federal government launches new women in STEM strategy
An education in STEM needn’t be seen as narrowing career path options. BOC’s Edith Butterfield talks about how having an inquisitive mind has helped her adapt to her many roles in the company. These days, it is considered highly unusual for younger members of the workforce to stay within one industry for longer than a … Continue reading Growing skills on the job and taking STEM in a different direction
The federal government is investing $3.4 million to improve science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) equity in Australia and even-out the gender disparity in STEM careers. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews said for Australia to have the the widest talent pool possible, the government needed to ensure that Australians are supported to … Continue reading Federal government spending $3.4 million to boost female participation in STEM
Analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related occupations are growing significantly faster than other occupations. Analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) … Continue reading Jobs in STEM growing faster than other areas
To celebrate International Women’s Day last week, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) opened its doors to more than 50 female STEM students, who heard from two accomplished ANSTO female scientists. ANSTO CEO, Dr Adi Paterson said the event was one of a series of activities that can help young girls to see … Continue reading ANSTO promotes female STEM participation on International Women’s Day
A new national survey indicates that young Australians have positive attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics pursuing (STEM) skills, but females continue to be less likely to choose subjects and careers in the sector. The survey of attitudes to STEM among 2,000 people aged between 12 and 25 was commissioned by the federal Department … Continue reading National survey finds positive interest in STEM among young people
The continued decline in Australian students enrolling in engineering courses is cause for deep concern, according to a report by Engineers Australia. The 2019 report “Australia’s Next Generation of Engineers” states that the eight years following 2007 saw steady growth culminating in a record level of graduations. Since 2015, however, since completions have been declining. … Continue reading ‘Alarming’ decline in engineering course enrolments, according to Engineers Australia
The Western Australian government will invest $3.7 million in capital works to improve training facilities in the areas of automation, cybersecurity, health, social assistance, and building and construction. The facility enhancements are to take place at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Clarkson and Joondalup campuses. Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) campus will receive a $356,000 upgrade to support the … Continue reading Automation and cybersecurity facility upgrades at Perth’s North Metropolitan TAFE
According to the latest Hays Quarterly Report, engineering skills are in high demand this year.
A new CEDA report has raised questions about how ready Australia’s workforce is for an era of self-driving cars, hyper-connectivity and artificial intelligence.