Making space for science

Monday, 30 September 2019

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has congratulated two schools in Hume who received grants under the Federal Government’s Makers Projects Program. Both schools have used the grants to set up space for students to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Elizabeth Macarthur High School in Narellan Vale received $4,871 and Wollondilly Anglican College in Tahmoor received $5,000 to set up designated maker spaces for students.

Mr Taylor said the new spaces provided to students will foster creativity and allow them to explore and experiment with a range of resources.

“Mathematics and science skills are essential for our economic prosperity and the jobs of the future, and the Coalition is working to encourage more Hume students to study these subjects,” he said.

“We know that 75 per cent of future jobs will require these skills, and this program introduces young people to STEM, allowing them to learn useful skills that can lead to rewarding careers.

“The Maker Projects program introduces young people to STEM in innovative and enjoyable ways, allowing them to learn useful skills that will set them up for their futures.”

Funding for the program comes from the $29.8 million Inspiring Australia science engagement program through the Coalition’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Combined with the Coalition’s rational economic plan it has already helped create over 1.25 million jobs since 2013, and will help drive creation of an extra 1.25 million jobs over the next five years.

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