Updated: Jun 26, 2020
All students should consider taking at least two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in their senior schooling years.
This is the central message of a new campaign launched by the West Australian Government, as it forecasts STEM-based jobs will become a cornerstone of WA's economic prosperity into the future.
Take 2 STEM is a state-wide campaign that aims to increase community awareness of the value of STEM skills for future jobs, thereby increasing the number of Western Australians taking up STEM subjects, courses and careers.
A part of a broader a strategy that aims to build a globally competitive and innovative workforce with the skills to drive Western Australia’s technological future and create new job opportunities, the Take 2 STEM campaign features videos of a range of Western Australian STEM champions, a website and a logo co-designed by WA young people.
The campaign targets people from under-represented groups in STEM, including women in the existing workforce, female students, Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Want to find out more about Take 2 STEM, including its wider library of resources for students, parents and educators? Head to the Take 2 STEM website!
We thank The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (Government of Western Australia) for contributing this information. We acknowledge that the content has not been altered from the original intent of the author.