After a sustained period of economic prosperity, Australia is facing some tough challenges. Slowing growth, declining real wages, falling productivity and end of the mining boom to name a few. Technology is changing the way we live, work and play and shaping major trends in globalisation, automation, collaboration and the way businesses operate. Australia needs to foster a nation of innovation to ensure our businesses and economy prosper. To ensure that young Australians are equipped and prepared for the jobs of tomorrow, 75% of which will require STEM skills, we need a renewed national focus on STEM education.
Akolade's Future-Proofing STEM Industries Summit is about improving partnerships between industry and education to drive engagement in STEM across the board. Bringing together Australia's most influential thought-leaders, this is your opportunity to hear about the best case studies, learn the best practices, and achieve the best outcomes. We’re creating a platform of proactive discussion about how Australian Universities and Schools can harness relationships with industry to inspire, attract and retain our next generation of STEM-skilled innovators.
Innovative strategies that drive higher involvement in STEM disciplines at all levels
The critical role of Universities, VETs and RTOs in developing STEM talent for industry
Effective models of collaboration, partnership and relationship between educators and industry
Education-industry collaborations for increased STEM awareness, exposure and engagement
Bridging the talent gap within STEM disciplines
Future directions of STEM from Australia's biggest thought-leaders
Download this document to view: the most up to date agenda and confirmed speakers for 2017.
“It was a worthwhile conference on an important topic with some excellent speakers”
“The opportunity to exchange ideas on addressing issues for women in STEM-based industries was the highlight of the conference for me.”
"Great networking opportunity"
“The conference provided a solid speaking panel which provided different insights from young female high school students interested in STEM, through to universities, consultancies and industry; however all with the same aim - increasing female interest in STEM from school age and beyond.”
“The quality and diversity of the speakers was truly amazing and relevant to current issues of engagement.”
Chief of Science Partnerships and Engagement
Department of Defence Science and Technology GroupView
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Research and Innovation-University of NewcastleView
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