Our focus on STEM is driven by evidence that the demand for skills in STEM, especially in our growing defence, mining, bio-science, clean tech and food industries is outpacing the supply of skilled men and women. Current trends indicate that the number of jobs requiring STEM skills in SA will increase significantly by 2020. These jobs will be most specifically in the areas of construction, engineering, mining, food production and advanced manufacturing. All of these STEM fields require students to have rigorous backgrounds in areas such as Mathematics, Physics, Electronics and Chemistry.
At Charles Campbell College, students are exposed to STEM skills through:
Cross-curricula topics embedded in the Year 9 Science and Mathematics learning program include links to UniSA in the form of co-planning and teaching with University lecturers.
Annual workshops with Adelaide University and Flinders University. Here, students are given opportunities
At Senior School level, students are given opportunities to focus in specific STEM areas through a variety of offered subjects.