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STEM education gets million-dollar boost from Google Australia

August 01st, 2015

Google Australia's philanthropic arm, Google.org, is pledging $1 million to help fund the grassroots work being carried out by FIRST Robotics, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and Engineers Without Borders Australia.

Programs facilitated by the three non-profit organisations are designed to inspire 10,000 Australian children from under-represented sectors of society to pursue STEM studies and careers, fields which have been identified as crucial to future-proofing the economy and workforce from the structural disruptions now taking place.

"There is universal agreement that no one knows what the jobs of tomorrow are going to be, but what there is consensus on is that the jobs of tomorrow will disproportionately have some STEM factor associated with them," Google Australia's managing director Maile Carnegie told Fairfax Media.

Read the full article - Sydney Morning Herald


 

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