An estimated 75% of jobs in the future will require STEM skills - how can we develop a workforce that can meet this increased demand for STEM skills?
Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) matches schools in each region with an industry partner and technology program.
The program provides students in years 5 to 8 in regional areas with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs. In 2018, RDA Southern Inland was a part of the pilot program.
In 2020, RDA Southern Inland has expanded their partnership with local schools in Goulburn-Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, The Southern Highlands and Hilltops. We have also partnered with local industry partners from a range of sectors, including:
- Renewable Energy
- Waste management
This Project sees RDAs, industry and schools working together to focus the narrative for primary and secondary students on how STEM skills and knowledge can solve real world problems. It introduces primary and secondary students in the Southern Inland to STEM opportunities and occupations in the Southern Inland.