The current employer demand for STEM and STEAM skills is high, with 75% of jobs in the fastest growing industries requiring workers to have these skills. This demand is predicted to grow in the future. For our students, the continual advances in technology is changing the way they learn, connect and interact daily.
As STEM (or STEAM) is implemented into your child's curriculum, local schools are helping provide them with the tools and methods to explore new and creative ways of problem-solving, displaying data, innovating and taking risks.
STEM and STEAM stand for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
These programs are the building blocks for the new digitally evolving future. They help students develop key skills in these areas to boost their employability and post-schooling success.
STEAM curriculum helps children to understand how the skills from these subjects work together in real life situations by providing them with an integrated form of learning. For example, an architect uses maths, science, technology and engineering to design a building - these subjects are all working together to allow the architect to do their job.
Not only are the students learning about the world around them and how it works, they are also taught to question things and how to prove their theories using technologies and resources currently available and potentially cutting edge.
This allows students to get better prepared for the new digital future ahead as they take the reins to lead the next generations.