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STEM Career Taster & Holiday STEM Challenge Club

The STEM Career Taster Program was developed in 2016 to address the needs of participants aged 16 – 24 who have left school and at risk of becoming long term unemployed. The program now includes, career/industry workshops, STEM immersion within the businesses in the BACE, mentoring, causal employment to deliver STEM workshops across Melton to school aged students, guided pathways back into appropriate study/employment.

The STEM Career Taster Program involves 20 youth from Melbourne’s West with a strong interest in technology but facing barriers that put them at risk will be encouraged to take their first step towards a career in technology, through:

  • 2 x STEM career taster challenge weeks (5 weeks, Term 2 and Term 4 intakes) with hands-on activities and industry mentors.
  • Opportunity to apply for paid casual employment to be part of the ‘Western BACE STEM Squad’. The STEM Squad receive in depth training prior to delivering the Western BACE Holiday STEM Challenge Club across Melton.

About Western BACE

Western BACE located in Melton, manages and runs a co-working space, business incubation programs, events and workshops. In addition, Western BACE has ‘Digital BACE’, a technology rich space enabling low-cost access to technology and advice.