Although often operating in the background, IBSA has an important role to play in Australian manufacturing. The work of ensuring that vocational education courses are up to date is one that is often unseen or unknown to the wider industry. But it is one that is critical to the future success of the manufacturing industry. … Continue reading Combining flexibility and innovation
A new report released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has identified critical skill issues facing Australian businesses, with 75 per cent of employers reporting skill shortages and 99 per cent impacted by low levels of literacy and numeracy. These significant findings from the Australian Industry Group come at a time when digital technologies are … Continue reading Ai Group’s new report reveals major skill gaps
Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year. He is a respected neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was the Chancellor of Monash University from 2008 to 2015 and President of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE). He also established Axon Instruments, a supplier of … Continue reading Australia’s Chief Scientist on techno-optimism, renewable energy and encouraging STEM
Dr Alan Finkel, a neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year.
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech’s pre-apprenticeship courses are recommended for young people wanting careers in STEM industries.
The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the first national STEM Programme Index.
Young Australians, relatively speaking, are not confident that they have the necessary technical skills for a successful future career, according to research.
Most Australian employers feel low levels of workforce literacy and numeracy are harming their businesses, according to a survey by the Australian Industry Group.
Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus yesterday officially opened its new, $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) facility.
Companies including Telstra, Optus, and Lockheed Martin are teaming up with schools and universities for a ‘Day of STEM’ in Melbourne tomorrow.
Nearly a quarter of Australians aged 15 to 64 undertook some form of vocational education and training in 2014, according to new data.
A team of students from The University of Western Australia has built Australia’s first electric personal jet ski.
An Australian program, which links schools with industry in a collaborative environment, is successfully engaging students in an engineering future. Alan Johnson reports.
Ford Australia will tour Victorian and New South Wales schools from September to December in an effort to inspire children to careers in the automotive industry.
Employers investing in LLN programs in their workplaces can expect to see returns on investment of between 102 and 163 per cent, according to new research.
Swinburne University has officially launched its new $100 million Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre at Hawthorn.
RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct ha become an authorised Okuma machine operation and programming training facility.
Labor would cut the tax on small business to 25 per cent and place a greater emphasis on science and technology, says Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
WorldSkills Australia has announced the names of the 25 competitors to compete at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil.
STEM skills are highly valued by industry but there is a mismatch between the skills employers want and those of job applicants, according to new research.