We are an educational technology supply company specifically servicing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) market in Western Australia and Australia.
As parents and grandparents of young children, we wholeheartedly believe that STEM technologies and products are essential to the educational development of our children to give them the necessary skill set to prosper and thrive in their future world, where many of the jobs that they will be doing don’t even exist yet!
This is a rapidly emerging area of education in Australia which is still in its infancy.
The focus on STEM subjects is about ensuring Australia’s children and young adults are equipped with the necessary skills for the economy of the future.
The Federal and State Governments across Australia have acknowledged the need for such a focus. Under the National Innovation and Science Agenda’s Inspiring all Australians in digital literacy and STEM measure (https://www.education.gov.au/inspiring-all-australians-digital-literacy-and-stem), a variety of initiatives are being introduced to increase the participation of all students and the wider community in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to improve their digital literacy.
The agenda includes initiatives worth $1.1 billion over four years, and will involve establishing and upgrading hundreds of Science and Technology Centers in schools throughout all States in Australia. These initiatives are underway and will be provided from 2016-17.
This will require an investment in physical infrastructure and STEM technology resources, and will also involve up-skilling our teachers and students.
We are well placed to assist in this process as the principals of the company have collectively over 30 years of experience in servicing and supplying the educational sector in Australia with a strong emphasis on STEM related products.