70% of Australian employers identify STEM-skilled workers as the most innovative. Given the wave of new and emerging technologies which are predicted to significantly impact the shape and scope of jobs of the future, STEM will only increase in critical importance as a fundamental skill set. The Australian Government has just released a new National Science Statement highlighting key areas of focus and emphasising that science forms part of the broader ecosystem that incorporates the humanities, arts and social sciences. To read the full report, see http://www.science.gov.au/scienceGov/NationalScienceStatement/index.html.
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