Whole of community approach to STEM education

This pilot project will involve and benefit students, teachers and employers in Melbourne’s west.

  • Students gain vital knowledge and 21st century skills preparing them for the workforce
  • Teachers gain valuable professional development to better support students and implement STEM initiatives in their schools
  • Employers benefit from the improved work readiness skills of future employees

Harvester Technical College (HTC) will host the project, providing 200 students and 30 teachers from Melbourne’s west with access to its state of the art STEM learning environment.

Year 7 and 8 students from Sunshine College, Year 9 students from another local secondary school, four local primary schools & HTC’s Industry Reference Group are working together on this project.

This pilot project has potential to deliver long term impact in Melbourne’s west as well as be adopted by other communities across Australia

  • Students, teachers & local industry
  • Primary & secondary schools
  • 200 students

About Schools Plus

Schools Plus helps to close the education gap caused by disadvantage, by connecting Australian schools in need with donors who know the value of a great education. Since 2015, Schools Plus has directed almost $7M in funding to disadvantaged schools across Australia, benefitting more than 80,000 students.