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Metal fabrication Central West NSW

STEM School Industry Partnership (SISP) Program Pilot

‘Connecting Regional Youth to Regional Industries’ 

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West is collaborating with RDAs Hunter and Southern Inland to pilot a program that provides students in years 5 to 8 in each region with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.

Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) matches schools in each region with an industry partner and technology program.

The SISP builds on successful school/industry partnerships and workforce development initiatives that have been undertaken in the Hunter Region by RDA Hunter, who will provide a mentoring role in this project.

The pilot will be guided by the recommendations identified in the National STEM School Education Strategy (December 2015) and Optimising STEM industry-school partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s next generation (April 2018) papers both supported by the Education Council.

RDA Central West will focus on the expanding ag-tech industry for the period of this pilot. Emerging opportunities in freight, logistics and construction from the building of the Inland Rail over the next decade will also be considered.

SISP Events and Workshops (To be announced soon)

Find out more in our latest MEDIA RELEASE

RDA Central West CEO Julia Andrews (second left) with Chair RDA Hunter (far left) and CEO RDA Southern Inland and CEO RDA Hunter (right)

This pilot project is a NSW Government Initiative and is funded by the NSW Department of Education.