Media Release: Minister Grace to Inspect funded STEM Centre site at Whites Hill College
Greenslopes MP Joe Kelly is pleased to welcome Education Minister Grace Grace MP to inspect the site of the proposed Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Centre (STEM) Collaborative Hub at Whites Hill State College.
As part of the 2018/2019 state budget, $252,000 has been allocated towards stage 1 of the construction of the project.
“Properly funding schools to employ more teachers and build new infrastructure is key to ensuring our young people can make the most of their opportunities in the future” says Kelly.
“The Palaszczuk Government has shown its commitment to properly funding our schools in this budget by investing more than 14 billion into our education and training systems.”
“Locally this has meant funding to employ more teachers and also build key infrastructure such as the STEM Centre that will help equip young Queenslanders with the skills needed for tomorrow.”
The Funding is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Schools of the Future STEM Strategy.
The Strategy aims to prepare young Queenslanders to take advantage of the many opportunities a knowledge based economy offers.
“Employment in STEM related fields are growing twice as fast as other occupations, which is why the Palaszczuk Government is committing to funding the resources to make sure our children get ahead in STEM.”
“This is why the Palaszczuk Government is encouraging participation in these fields through the Schools of the Future Strategy which connects students to cutting edge STEM resources such as the skunkworks at Whites Hill State College.”
Whites Hill Principal Melanie Harth welcomes the funding and notes it complements the College’s Strategic Plan.
“The real-world focus of the project this funding goes towards will mean students will learn the Mathematical and Scientific skills that will enable them to make the most of the opportunities in the future”
“Our focus at the college is developing solution-focussed learners for a rapidly changing world, preparing them for jobs that in many cases don’t even exist yet”
“Projects like the Collaborative Hub help enable these outcomes”