The underlying success of the program lies in the partnerships between leading Australian companies, government organisations, universities and industry. A major focus of the program is to create engaging content designed to develop the future-focused workforce.
Effective school-industry partnerships ensure that students, parents and members of the wider community develop greater awareness of the current and future career opportunities and knowledge of industry pathways that are available in their local area.
These partnerships also facilitate in providing real-world STEM educational opportunities for students. Partners work with local Academies of STEM Excellence, through advisory groups, to strengthen connections with the wider community and assist with the design of contextualised STEM curriculum and activities.
Minister Mitchell on the importance of industry partnerships
NSW Minister for Education and Early Childhood, Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, talks about why it is so important for Industry to be involved in STEM Education.
The STEM Industry School Partnerships program focuses on Industry and other partnership in regional and remote areas of NSW to ensure that the curriculum is authentic and real world in nature.
Examples of Industry School Partnerships
Bengalla Mining Company - Muswellbrook High School
In the STEM Industry School Partnerships program industry and schools work together to ensure that the curriculum is engaging and relevant.
In this video staff from the Bengalla Mining Company in the Hunter Valley work with students about sustainable mining and rehabilitation.