RDA Hunter is collaborating with two other regions in NSW (Central West and Southern Inland) to share its workforce skilling knowledge to help upskill regional school students in STEM as part of the Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program pilot.

Led by the NSW Department of Education, SISP matches regional schools with industry partners and technology programs. The pilot 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).