Mastering Innovation Northern Territory
Is your industry or organisation facing a shortage of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills? The world leading P-TECH model can help!
Research shows 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge. However, enrolments in these subjects have plummeted, with women and indigenous groups particularly underrepresented. In a place like the Territory with such a strong focus on VET and nearly 30% indigenous, how can we create a STEM talent pipeline?
Casuarina Senior College is one of only 14 Australian schools – and the only one in the Northern Territory — supported by the Australian Government to take part in Pathways to Technology (P-TECH). P-TECH was started in the Brooklyn New York school district by global tech company IBM to address what they projected as severe skills shortages in ‘new collar’ jobs. Due to the model’s success in the USA, the Australian government has committed $5 million dollars to pilot it across Australia.
Industries identified as crucial to the Territory’s economic growth – like Defence, Maritime, Oil, Gas and Renewables face the same skills shortages. That is why Territorian businesses like Navy, Austal, Thales, Norship Marine, Territory Generation, Power Water Corporation and City of Darwin are just some of those working closely with the College to inspire, engage and develop the skills of local students and develop the next generation of Territory professionals in STEM careers.
This session will include an overview of the Top End P-TECH model, the progress of Top End P-TECH pilot to date and key learnings. Then representatives from Casuarina Senior College, Top End P-TECH, and industry partner representatives will be on hand to answer your questions with plenty of time for discussion.
It’s never too late, to innovate!
Please join the Mastering Innovation NT network in partnership with Skilling Australia Foundation (Top End P-TECH) and Casuarina Senior College to hear about this exciting initiative.
The Australian Government has engaged Skilling Australia Foundation to assist local stakeholders to work together to implement P-TECH learning programs at all 14 pilot sites, including in Darwin.