The SISP program
The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education's Learning Improvement Directorate, delivered in association with leading Australian companies, universities, government agencies and industry associations, which aims to:
improve the quality and quantity of STEM instruction in NSW public schools
enhance teacher confidence, capacity and leadership to develop and deliver integrated and cross-curricula STEM educational programs from P – 12
increase student STEM ability, engagement, participation and aspiration, with a focus on Aboriginal students, female students and students from low socio-economic backgrounds
facilitate greater student access to a range of high-quality STEM curriculum that enhances opportunities for transition to further education and employment
develop effective and sustainable school-industry and other partnerships
work collaboratively with key partners to provide real-world STEM educational opportunities for students
strengthen regional communities by developing STEM skills that enhance local competitive advantages
raise awareness of possible current and future career opportunities and knowledge of STEM industry pathways for students, parents, and members of the wider community.
Through the colloboration of education with leading Australian companies, universities, government agencies and industry, the SISP program provides an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM and prepares them for STEM careers.