My first day at university was a stark introduction into the lack of diversity in STEM education (and what I eventually learnt careers to be too).
Structural problems in the defence sector have made it hard for firms to recruit workers – this needs to change.
Recently, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes challenged the dominance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in education and argued education needs to champion a wide range of subjects including the humanities.
There is no question that Australia and the rest of the world are shifting to knowledge work. Jobs that have been expanding over the past 15 years have been in health,…
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