Australia’s CSIRO is absolutely world class and students who will be attending Victoria’s 10 tech schools will have access to scientists and science generated at the organization under an innovative new program.
The strategic partnership will support the delivery of leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Victoria through the Tech Schools initiative.
CSIRO will work with Tech Schools to make their existing education programs available, help develop new Tech School programs, offer specialist expertise and, where possible, provide access to CSIRO equipment, researchers and educators.
Senior CSIRO representatives will also join several expert advisory panels that provide industry and scientific know-how to support the implementation of the Tech Schools initiative.
By accessing the CSIRO’s relationships with leading companies in the innovation space, Tech Schools will also be able to establish new industry partnerships to inform their programs.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $128 million to establish 10 Tech Schools across the state as part of its commitment to deliver the Education State for Victoria.
“Our Government and the CSIRO have a shared interest in improving STEM education in Victoria and readying a future workforce to support growth, development and innovation in Victorian and Australian industries.”
“We want our students to have access to the best equipment and knowledge in the country and that‘s why partnering with the CSIRO is so important,” said Minister for Education James Merlino.
Anita Hill, CSIRO Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Future Industries, CSIRO is just as excited saying; “We’re looking forward to lending our deep expertise in STEM Education to the Tech Schools program in partnership with the Victorian Government.”
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