Tech Scene: Fire Tech

06/05/2019 - 15:16

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Stirling-based technology education provider Fire Tech Australia recently launched STEM unitED, a school program aimed at promoting careers in STEM by introducing WA students to robotics and drones, and the software used to operate and maintain this tech.

Andrea Conte says there is a need to educate students on the importance of a career in STEM.

What?

Stirling-based technology education provider Fire Tech Australia recently launched STEM unitED, a school program aimed at promoting careers in STEM by introducing WA students to robotics and drones, and the software used to operate and maintain this tech. It aims to bridge the gap between children’s interest in STEM and its real-world applications.

Where?

More information can be found at https://www.firetech.wa.edu.au

Who?

Fire Tech was founded in 2016. Andrea Conte is managing director.

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“According to a recent Foundation for Young Australians report, 75 per cent of all future work roles will require STEM skills, so connecting students to these career opportunities is very important,” Andrea Conte said.

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The program, which was launched in March, has 17 schools signed on, which is expected to reach more than 2,000 Western Australian students. Warwick Senior High is the first school to start the program, on May 6.

Its aim is to reach 6,000 students by the end of the year.

 

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