RDA Hunter's STEMship Video Launched

A video promoting RDA Hunter's STEMship Program was launched recently to provide students and parents with information about the innovative, multi-disciplinary qualification

RDA Hunter recently launched a video promoting its STEMship Program to potential participants and their parents.

The video features two students who undertook the 17 week program in 2017. It highlights the benefits of the Program and its value as a clear pathway to employment.  

View the video https://youtu.be/jCy6uXa7Fa4

Used as a regional case study by the OECD, STEMship is an industry-led, which provides a VET pathway for students to move into employment, highly technical apprenticeships and traineeships, higher level Certificate IV, diploma qualifications, or university once they complete the Program. The Program was designed to bridge the gap between secondary and university STEM programs and align with industry policy at both State and Federal levels.

Despite the program’s infancy, and small scale, it has generated overwhelmingly positive outcomes in its pilot stage. The majority of students gained employment at the completion of the course. In 2016, of the 16 to complete the course, eight were successful in gaining apprenticeships and three continued into VET courses, and in 2017 even better results, with 10 out of 15 starting apprenticeships and five VET courses.

RDA Hunter’s STEM Workforce Development Manager Rick Evans, said of STEMship, created by RDA Hunter in 2016, “We are thrilled that the program we developed to help build the Hunter’s workforce has achieved such outstanding success so quickly.”

“The Program’s outcomes reinforce the success of an industry-led model such as this. STEMship has directly contributed to a Hunter workforce with skills and technical smarts that can hit the ground running. We’re pretty proud of that!” Rick continued.

The Program is supported by TAFE NSW, Training Services NSW, NSW Depratment of Premier and Cabinet and Defence NSW.