Education Today Logo


Education Today Cover Browse Issue

Future Careers in STEM Series for 400 Northern Territory Students 

News Image

Some 400 NT students will be exposed to career pathways in STEM through the Future Careers in STEM series in October.

The series will introduce students to careers in emerging technologies through an exciting range of immersive workshops led by leading education experts and build capacity through professional learning for teachers and school leaders and will be delivered by LifeJourney and the Northern Territory Department of Education.

The program will target Year 9–10 students with immersive workshops led by industry professionals and education experts in fields including robotics, drone technology, engineering and cybersecurity. Presenters include international cyber security education leader Steve Morrill from Loyola Blakefield High School in the USA; Martin Levins and Steve Grant, Digital Technologies Curriculum Officers, Digital Technologies in focus project with ACARA; and Dr. Gillian Kidman, Associate Professor of Education and STEM interdisciplinary learning expert, Monash University and Roland Gesthuizen, STEM Educator at Monash University.

LifeJourney will facilitate a concurrent cyber security professional learning program for school leaders and teachers during the series. The program aims to build capacity and equip teachers with the latest resources and information on available for learning the rapidly evolving and in-demand field of cyber security. To compliment the workshops, LifeJourney will provide students with an opportunity to potential pathways through the Day of STEM and ASD CyberEXP career awareness programs currently available in Australia.

“Being accessible to every student, LifeJourney is the ideal equal opportunity education platform. We are here to support the Northern Territory Government in delivering Territorians the opportunities they deserve to realise their potential through life. If Australia aspires to be a model inclusive society where every citizen is first class then LifeJourney is a practical application of that aspiration.” Phil Scanlan, Lifejourney Chairman.

“We have recently opened the $12.7 million Taminmin College STEAM Centre and have also invested $15.9 million to build the Darwin High School STEAM Centre. Investing in these fields is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do for the Territory’s future,” Selena Uibo, NT Minister for Education. said.

The Future Careers in STEM series will be hosted by Centralian Secondary School and Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs on October 16-17 and in Darwin on October 18-19.

20 Jun 2019
Kids lack basic physical skills News Image

A program run by The University of Western Australia has found many Perth children are falling short of developing basic physical skills.
Read More

20 Jun 2019 | National
Chromebook App Hub brings hardware to life News Image

Chromebooks are a good stable piece of equipment and their utility in the classroom is being boosted with the Chromebook App Hub.
Read More

20 Jun 2019 | National
Musica Viva In Schools has three new touring ensembles for 2019 News Image

Musica Viva Australia has premiered three new ensembles to bring music to Australian classrooms in 2019; Adventures in Antarctica, Eastwinds and Timmy; and The Breakfast Band. Read More

20 Jun 2019 | National
Australian teachers do more with less News Image

Australian public school teachers are innovative and adopt new ideas and approaches but face heavier workloads than their peers internationally.
Read More

20 Jun 2019 | International
Money matters more in low SES education News Image

Like most things, money matters in education, a lot, but it’s effect is most pronounced in disadvantaged schools, three new US studies have found that increasing funding for disadvantaged students increases school results. Read More