From High School to a STEM Career

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From High School to a STEM Career


  Last updated October 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm


Thinking about careers and choosing which subjects to do in high school can be confusing.

Find out how STELR’s inspiring Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship found their way – most of those featured in this short video note they were told they weren’t very good at Science, or wouldn’t ever work with Maths – some failed their Year 12 exams and didn’t see an academic future for themselves, but their stories show you never know the path your career will take you on and if there is something you are interested in, to pursue it.

Job markets are rapidly changing, bringing new opportunities today that were never imagined before. Evolving technologies mean students will face exciting prospects and challenges in their potential careers – they’ll need to find new solutions to current global issues and solve problems that may not even exist yet.

Australia’s social, environmental and economic prosperity depends on how they embrace this future, and it starts with the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary capabilities of STEM education and training.  STELR’s aim is to promote an awareness of the countless STEM study paths and careers, the nature of their work and real world impact. We hope to empower students to pursue their own solutions and seek opportunities for innovation to become change makers themselves.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government under the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) program.

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