For the past 30 years, Scitech has offered engaging and inspiring learning experiences – fostering lifelong curiosity and positive attitudes towards STEM. Why? Because we want all Western Australians to be able to do the maths, check the facts, design the next solution and work that data to spot the next looming trend. We want everyone to be equipped for the jobs of tomorrow – whatever your location, background, gender, age or circumstances.
Adapting for real life in real time.
The Scitech focus has always been on delivering content that’s relevant to everyday life. And today, ‘everyday life’ is a concept that’s rapidly changing. Picture this:
- 65% of children entering primary school today are expected to take up jobs that do not yet exist
- it’s estimated that today’s students will have, on average, 17 jobs across five different careers
- transitioning Australian workers away from automatable roles will save the Australian economy $400 billion by 2030
- 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge
- and by 2030, most workers will spend double the amount of time solving problems and 77% more time using STEM skills.
Futureproofing our workforce.
As the workforce rapidly changes, it’s up to us to evolve our thinking to meet future challenges. So, we are implementing a strategic plan we call ‘New Scitech’. At its core, it’s about helping everybody find pathways towards a bright STEM-enabled future. The strategy includes:
- creating greater engagement by delivering STEM education through digital channels
- fuelling inspiration by demonstrating cutting-edge, contemporary STEM content in action
- keeping our fingers on the global pulse to showcase the latest STEM technologies and advances
- elevating the STEM discussion from the realm of possibilities to that of opportunities
- working within the framework of the State’s STEM Skills Strategy and alongside the school curriculum
- and developing a highly integrated STEM community through collaboration and partnership.
By promoting an integrated approach to STEM with 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking, we’re futureproofing Western Australians for the jobs of tomorrow. So everyone has the opportunity to develop the skills we need to help find multi-disciplinary solutions to multi-dimensional challenges.