This prestigious accolade is bestowed exclusively on organisations who are three-time winners of their specific Award category. Scitech received the Creative Industries Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in recognition of the worldwide success of its travelling exhibitions program.
Ms Deb Hancock, Scitech’s Chief Executive Officer, proudly accepted the Hall of Fame honour at the 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Hyatt Regency, Perth.
Ms Hancock said, “This is an incredible acknowledgment of Scitech’s achievements on a global stage. We are very proud of the small role we play in putting Western Australia on the map as part of our work with other Science Centres around the world. This honour is a reflection of the creativity, passion and commitment of our staff, who put their heart and soul into every exhibition that we create – so I dedicate this achievement to every one of them.”
“The future of work is changing, and a new workforce is taking shape. Research shows that 75% of the fastest growing jobs require STEM skills. Preparing all Western Australians for future STEM-enabled careers is critical to the success and wellbeing of our community. So, we are working very closely with our community, government, industry and educators, to ensure that everyone has access to the development of these vital skills. One of the many ways we do this, is through the interactive exhibitions experienced at our Science Centre. These exhibitions explain STEM concepts in a fun and inspiring way.”
Scitech has toured its feature exhibitions to North American science centres since 2014, and currently has 10 exhibitions in rotation at various Science & Technology Centres around the world. The newest exhibition, ‘Planet Pioneers,’ just launched at the NASA Space Center, Houston for a four-month season.
Scitech’s exhibitions attract on average over 200,000 visitors at each Science Centre around the globe. In 2017, Scitech engaged over 1.15 million visitors in total across 20 science centres in North America as a direct result of its award-winning exhibitions.
The distinctive style of Scitech’s hands-on exhibits results in an immersive experience that enables visitors to interact and learn in a fun and engaging way.
In 2017, Scitech’s travelling exhibitions program also won the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Business Practice by the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC).
The Western Australian Industry & Export Awards are coordinated by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and managed by the Export Council of Australia. They recognise and honour Western Australia’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies.