A STEM skills campaign was launched at SM TAFE on 8 June 2020 to enable students to be ready for future jobs
- Launched at South Metropolitan TAFE to promote to students and parents the importance of building skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
- 'Take 2 STEM' uses a range of role models to show how studying at least two STEM subjects can help young people prepare for the jobs of the future
- Campaign timed to run during selection period for upper school and vocational education subjects
The campaign message 'Take 2 STEM' aims to encourage more WA students to select at least two STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - especially those entering Years 11 and 12 or those considering a vocational pathway.
The campaign also speaks to parents and school staff as research shows they are students' key influencers when selecting subjects.
WA is already a leader in technologies such as cyber security, data analysis, remote operations, robotics and medical research, and Take 2 STEM will build on these strengths to ensure the State's workforce has the capacity to attract investment and remain globally competitive.
The campaign will also emphasise that STEM skills go beyond the lab; these are skills that are critical across a broad range of industries and vocations.
South Metropolitan TAFE's Munster campus plays a key role in delivering STEM-based training for new technologies including Industry 4.0 and automation.
The Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations, currently being delivered as a pilot program to secondary students, has achieved positive student engagement and outcomes. The course will be available to all secondary schools from Semester 2, 2020.
The Take 2 STEM campaign features videos of a range of Western Australian STEM champions, a website and a logo co-designed by WA young people.
The campaign will initially run from today (June 8) until August, the decision-making period for upper school and vocational education subjects.
The Take 2 STEM website is http://www.take2stem.com(opens in a new tab)