Australia Digital Literacy grants to spark student’s interest in STEM fields

Australia’s federal government launched its 2016 Digital Literacy grants campaign to promote the development of projects that find out methods for teaching technology skills in schools. The initiative will provide AU$4 million to support teachers implement digital training as part of the national curriculum in primary and secondary schools.

This new program derives from the general budget allocated to additional IT programs such as the conformation of IT summer schools for students in years 9th and 10th or the annual “cracking the code” competition for years 4 through 12. According to Simon Birmingham, Minister of Education, “Sparking an interest in these subjects at an early age is the best way to ensure we increase the number of students taking up science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects to set them up for success after they leave school.”

Additional Sources: Zdnet