Generation STEM is looking for STEM professionals and organisations who are interested in participating in the STEM Community Partnerships Program (STEM CPP). By being part of the program, you/your business can inspire the next generation by demonstrating the real-world use of STEM skills, while promoting the range of career opportunities available to students in their community.
Benefits of joining the STEM CPP
Joining the STEM CPP is highly beneficial for STEM professionals and employers. Being part of the program will help build a talent pool of highly skilled 'work-ready' students ready to transition to the local STEM workforce. It's also an opportunity for you to partner with local schools and showcase the importance of your company and/or industry to the local community.
Best of all, there's no cost for you to be part of the STEM CPP.
There are a number of different ways you/your business can get involved in STEM CPP and inspire local students to pursue a STEM career pathway.
Annual workshops are held with industry and local government to identify the biggest challenges in your region. These challenges will then provide stimulus for the students to find STEM solutions for these local challenges. Allow one hour workshop plus networking and travel time.
As an industry mentor, you will provide support to teachers throughout the inquiry projects and bring a real-world perspective into the classroom. Mentor time is flexible and negotiated between teachers and STEM professionals.
Just one encounter with a STEM professional at work can spark a lifetime passion for STEM. Help us take students out of the classroom and into the workplace to witness the real-world applications of STEM by hosting a tour of your business.
A visit to your workplace will demonstrate the different STEM careers available to students in their community. Allow 45 minutes per visit plus planning time with CSIRO project officers, who will assist with the logistical planning of the visit.
Attend an end-of-year student showcase event to see students present ideas that solve local challenges. Your questions and support could lead to the development and further use of the concept. Allow 30 minutes to two hours.
Provide the opportunity for a student to experience what working in your business or industry is like. This is a flexible arrangement to suit your workplace.
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Interested? Fill in our contact form and we'll be in touch with further information on how you can join the program.