Three schools in Barker have received grants from the Morrison Government to set up a new space for students to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Faith Lutheran College, Tanunda and Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Angaston will receive nearly $5,000 each to create “Maker Spaces” where students can apply their STEM knowledge, develop entrepreneurial skills, and gain experience in working with emerging and advancing technologies.
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the Maker Projects will foster creativity and inquiry based learning in Australian schools.
“Mathematics and science skills are essential for our economic prosperity and the jobs of the future, and the Coalition is working to encourage more students to study these subjects,” Mr Pasin said.
“We know that 75 per cent of future jobs will require these skills, and this program introduces young people to STEM, allowing them to learn useful skills that can lead to rewarding careers.
“The Maker Projects program introduces young people to STEM in innovative and enjoyable ways, allowing them to learn useful skills that will set them up for their futures.”
Funding for the program comes from the $29.8 million Inspiring Australia science engagement program through the Coalition’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda.
Combined with the Coalition’s rational economic plan it has already helped create over 1.25 million jobs since 2013, and will help drive creation of an extra 1.25 million jobs over the next five years.
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