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New partnership with Google to support STEM in schools

Creating opportunities students need to thrive in our tech-driven world is one of our key aims at Schools Plus.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Google, one of the world’s leading technology companies, to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education in Australian schools.

At an event attended by Federal Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash today, Google announced its support for a STEM-themed after school program and robotics club at Perth’s Balga Senior High School. The support includes funding for the program  plus mentoring from some of Google’s engineers as Balga SHS aims to expand STEM education into its classrooms. More than 160 students from the high school and its local primary schools are expected to benefit.

“We’ve long been supporters of computer science and STEM education in Australia,” said Sally-Ann Williams, Google Australia’s Engineering and Community Outreach Manager.

“Future innovations and inventions in Australia will come from students gaining skills in computer science today, and blending that with other disciplines to solve challenges the world faces now, and in the future. We’re grateful to Schools Plus for bringing this exciting opportunity to us and we can’t wait to work with the Balga kids and teachers to do great things with technology.”

Rosemary Conn, Schools Plus CEO, said: “We’re delighted to connect Balga Senior High and Google, and thank Google for its support. We’re excited to see how this partnership opens the minds of hundreds of students to the STEM possibilities that await them.”

 

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