Preparing all Western Australians for the future with 21st century skills and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is critical to the success and well-being of our community.
Thanks to support from the State Government of Western Australia, which represents 49% of Scitech’s total funding, and sponsors like Rio Tinto, which recently signed a five-year Partnership worth $4.4million, Scitech is to continue the work that has directly influenced over two million West Australians. Other funding sources include corporate partnerships (17%) and self-derived revenue (34%) from visitation, travelling exhibitions and other fee-based programs.
Scitech reaches all corners of Western Australia. During 2016 – 2017, Scitech visited 147 communities across WA, reached countless others online; and also reached thousands of people overseas at global science centres through our travelling exhibitions which are designed and built in Perth.
The next three years will see Scitech focus on deeper and more impactful engagement with the community, focusing on under-represented demographics including youth, girls, Aboriginal communities and students from low-socio economic areas.
Areas of current expertise will be boosted, including coding, robotics, mathematics and early childhood learning. Initiatives such as professional development programs for teachers, career fairs for secondary students and public events celebrating STEM will also boost STEM engagement.
Preparing all Western Australians for the future with 21st century skills and STEM education is critical to the success and well-being of our community. Thanks to the Government’s continued investment, and corporate sponsorship, Scitech is well positioned to continue this vital work for the benefit of all Western Australians.