The newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report has raised concerns across the nation, with students in Australia recording their lowest results since this form of international testing began.
Rio Tinto will invest $10 million in a four-year national program, targeted at school students, that aims to fast-track the development of STEM skills needed for the digital future including critical thinking, problem-solving, automation, systems design and data analytics.
A new pilot program has been launched in WA with the aim of helping students gain skills and knowledge in fields such as automation and robotics, to better equip them for future jobs.
A new report reveals 45 per cent of Australian teenagers surveyed would consider a career in technology, citing that technology is generally moving in a positive direction and will play an even greater role in their lives in the future, however perceived barriers still exist.
Students who came up with the ideas of a Hero Helmet, Rein Angel and Safety Smart Goggles have been named the 2019 winners of Origin’s littleBIGidea competition and will soon be jetting off to NASA in the USA.