What is STEM ?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Through STEM education, students develop key skills including:

  • problem solving
  • creativity
  • critical analysis
  • teamwork
  • independent thinking
  • initiative
  • communication
  • digital literacy


Why is STEM important?

With the ever-changing global economy, many jobs are disappearing due to automation. With the advances in technology new jobs are being created with a demand for STEM qualifications and skills. Currently, 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest growing industries require workers with STEM skills.



Please find more about how you can introduce STEM at home for Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 here Department of Education Exploring STEM at Home.