Schools Pathways Programme Grant Recipients

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Minister for Defence Industry

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19 September 2018

Young Australians will learn about the career opportunities available within the growing defence industry sector through new Schools Pathways Programme Grants.

 The Re-Engineering Australia Foundation and Regional Development Australia – Hunter have been awarded this year’s Schools Pathways Programme Grants.

 The grants will be used to facilitate student collaboration with industry partners and equip students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills and knowledge they need to pursue further education, training and careers in defence industry.

 A key outcome of the program is to increase student involvement and participation in STEM fields.

 Australian defence industry is set to provide increasing and rewarding long-term career opportunities as a number of major Defence projects ramp up over the next decade.

 The Schools Pathways Programme is one of many ways the Morrison Government is helping create a workforce with the right skills to meet current and future demand from industry and government in an environment of rapid technological change.

 The Morrison Government is working to build the country’s defence sovereign capability to create a stronger Defence Force that will keep Australia safe and secure.

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