RDA Hunter is implementing the SISP (STEM Industry School Partnerships) project in the Hunter region in collaboration with the Department of Education and other regions across NSW.
A STEM education program, SISP partners schools and industry to facilitate contextualised technology programs, job-specific STEM learning activities, and teacher professional development to improve STEM expert knowledge.
SISP contributes to the Education Council’s national goal to upskill students and teachers in STEM in preparation for the jobs that industry will need in the future. SISP is guided by the recommendations identified in the National STEM School Education Strategy (December 2015) and Optimising STEM industry-school partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s next generation (April 2018).
During the project’s pilot in 2018, RDAs in Central West, Hunter and Southern Inland partnered high school and primary school students with industry in each region to give students real and industry-focused activities to help them better understand and apply their STEM knowledge.