STEM | Australian Maths Trust

STEM

Our specialist programs in STEM help you set students on the right career path and develop the nation builders of tomorrow.

Would you like to be remembered as a person who put young people on the course to prosperous and fulfilling careers?

Experts estimate that 60% of young people are studying for jobs that will not exist, or will be radically affected by automation, in the next 10 to 15 years.

It’s a reminder of just how important education in science, technology, engineering, and maths can be.

Around 75% of all future jobs are expected to call for qualifications or skills in STEM areas, while 90% of jobs will need digital skills in the next 2 to 5 years.

Learning STEM gives students the chance to gain vital life skills including active problem-solving, critical analysis, and clear communication. It also leads to other transferable skills such as financial literacy, creativity, teamwork, independent thinking, and digital literacy.

The programs offer a fun and supportive environment in which students can grow in confidence and ability, while developing their critical thinking, making new friends, and interacting with exceptional role models from various scientific fields.

This 6-month invitational program is for students in year 9 and year 10 who show an aptitude in STEM and ICT themes. It centres on developing algorithmic thinking and coding skills.

Combining two residential camps (December and July) with individual mentoring, this invitational program is for girls in years 8–10 who have shown potential in STEM subjects.

SOME FURTHER STATS ON STEM

50% of industries experiencing skill shortages are in STEM fields
One-third of 15-year-olds do not have the STEM skills that employers want
In the next 5 years, demand for professional, scientific, and technical services will rise 14%, while demand for health care will rise 20%
Today’s 15-year-olds are likely to navigate 17 different job changes and have five different careers.

Suitable for students in years 3–12, this school-based maths competition reaches a global audience and attracts more than 250,000 entries each year.

Our vision is to develop a nation of creative problem solvers, and we believe maths is the most effective way to get students there.

Check out our huge range of maths and problem-solving resources for teachers, parents and students.