Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said the Morrison Government was supporting a year 9 student from Hasluck to pursue their passion for digital technology and STEM studies.
Mr Wyatt said the student from Mazenod College was participating in the digIT program that brings together students from groups underrepresented in STEM to take their skills to the next level, including 34 from WA.
“Our Government has provided over $64 million to fund early learning and school STEM initiatives, including $1 million from 2016-17 to 2019-20 for digIT, which means more opportunities for students from Hasluck to explore their interest in STEM,” Mr Wyatt said.
“As part of digIT, participants explore digital technologies through a six-month mentoring program, guest lectures, interactive workshops and field trips.
“1 student from Hasluck’s Mazenod College who is on the program recently took part in a week-long summer school at the University of Western Australia in Perth.”
“I want to congratulate the student from our community who is pursuing their passion for IT, maths and science, and want to encourage other students in Hasluck with similar dreams to get involved.”
“STEM skills are vital to future jobs and Australia’s future economy, and our Government is focused on supporting young people to pursue opportunities in STEM.”
Over four years, around 240 students will benefit from the program, which is delivered by the Australian Mathematics Trust.
For more information, visit http://www.amt.edu.au/information/for-students/digit/