The Northern Territory Department of Education and LifeJourney delivered the inaugural Future Careers in STEM series in mid October 2018, introducing 400 students to careers pathways and tertiary opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Held in Darwin and Alice Springs, and designed for students in Years 9 and 10, the program featured immersive workshops led by industry professionals and education experts in fields such as robotics, drone technology, engineering and cybersecurity.
“The Territory Labor Government is investing in STEM programs because they are crucial for preparing our children for the jobs of the future. About 75% of the fastest growing occupations worldwide require STEM skills and knowledge,” said the Hon. Selena Uibo, Northern Territory Minister for Education
“Our government is investing heavily in education. We have recently opened the $12.7 million Taminmin College STEAM Centre and have also invested $15.9 million to build the Darwin High School STEAM Centre. Investing in these fields is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do for the Territory’s future.”
During the series, LifeJourney also facilitated a cyber security professional learning program for school leaders and teachers.
“Being accessible to every student, LifeJourney is the ideal equal opportunity education platform,” said Phil Scanlan, Lifejourney Chairman.
“We are here to support the Northern Territory Government in delivering Territorians the opportunities they deserve to realise their potential through life. If Australia aspires to be a model inclusive society where every citizen is first class then LifeJourney is a practical application of that aspiration.”