Indigenous participation in technical careers - science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) - is low despite the great potential benefit for young people, the STEM sector, and the indigenous & non-indigenous community more broadly for reversing this trend. Many of us in these fields are passionate about facilitating this change.
Recognising the absence of indigenous engineering role models as a contributing factor to the lack of uptake in STEM study, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) have created two films profiling Sam Shepherd from Woodside and Leon Oriti from Jacobs as exemplars of young Aboriginal people who have pursued technical pathways in engineering in WA.
Join the CORE community and our Industry Partner, Engineers Australia in watching the films. Sam and Leon will be there to answer questions and talk to the audience during the networking afterwards. More information and a link to register to this complimentary event is in the flyer here.
The volunteers at EWB who have enthusiastically working on this project look forward to bringing together our communities to discuss and celebrate this important movement to promote indigenous participation in STEM.