The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education, delivered in association with Regional Development Australia, which aims to:
be the most influential educational STEM program in NSW
inspire regional school students to study STEM in greater numbers than ever
build teacher confidence and capacity to deliver integrated STEM education programs, and;
directly impact the growth and readiness of the STEM workforce for current and future industries.
Through the connection of education and industry, we provide an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM and prepares them for STEM careers.
Regional focus with global outlook
We look to global best practice for benchmarks, and we apply and improve on them using a coordinated approach at the local level, to increase STEM educational capabilities in regional NSW.
Innovative and agile
We are trail blazers. We are open to new and different paths to achieving our objectives. We don’t let obstacles halt us - we find alternate paths in order to take advantage of every opportunity.
While we are bullseye focused on the job at hand, we remain informed and thoughtful about the broader issues to ensure contextual and future-focused action is employed.
We actively and flexibly collaborate and cooperate with schools, industry, partners, government, and all other stakeholders to deliver our programs.
We inspire young people through our passion and expertise. We build the confidence of regional educators to deliver STEM programs. We provide thought-leadership in the STEM education space through sharing our expertise and insights with the world around us.
We aim to inspire and educate the next generation of STEM innovators for future-focused industries and industries that may not even exist yet, by challenging them to solve real problems with innovative solutions.
SISP is delivered in partnership with Academies of STEM Excellence in regional NSW to deliver programs and professional learning opportunities for educators.