The Girls in STEM Toolkit will encourage Australian girls to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by introducing them to the range of professions within the area.
Education Services Australia, which was provided $580,000 funding in this year’s Budget. The Coalition Government announced $4.5 million in new funding in the 2018-19 Budget to encourage more women to pursue STEM education and careers building on previous the National Innovation and Science Agenda worth $13 million.
“The Girls in STEM Toolkit will feature articles and case studies to motivate students on a new digital platform to be launched next year,” Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said.
“We need all our young people to understand the importance of STEM skills to jobs of the future and the Coalition’s toolkit will help young women further engage with STEM subjects.”
“By providing our girls studying STEM with information and encouragement to stick with it, we will help them achieve their full potential as scientists, innovators or entrepreneurs.”
Education Services Australia is a national not-for-profit company owned by the state, territory and Australian Government education ministers. It is the successful applicant of a competitive grant process to develop the Girls in STEM Toolkit.