RDA Hunter is implementing the SISP (STEM Industry School Partnerships) project in the Hunter region in collaboration with the Department of Education and four other regions in NSW. RDA Hunter is sharing its extensive knowledge and expertise in STEM-focused workforce development with regions across NSW to upskill school students in STEM in preparation for jobs of the future. The program matches Academies of STEM Excellence with industry partners in each region.
Led by the NSW Department of Education, SISP matches regional schools with industry partners and technology programs. The project aims to contribute 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.
These films document the project