Our Youth Program: Inspiring WAs future.

The Techtrails STEM and Future Skills Program is an initiative designed to generate passion, excitement and interest to inspire young people to consider careers in technology and science.

Techtrails is a half day metro area or full day regional area STEM incursion for Western Australian secondary schools. Schools choose the STEM and career themes. We then find some of WA’s most inspirational professionals and entrepreneurs to talk to students about their career journey, what their job is like and how students can turn their passion into a successful future career. 

Since inception, the program has reached over 3,800 students. The feedback from students and teachers alike has been overwhelming. We are incredibly proud to say that over 84% of students rated the Techtrails event as awesome/great. Feedback from students consistently demonstrates that after a Techtrails incursion the number of students considering a career in STEM fields increases.

“I always knew I wanted to help people recover from accident related injuries, but I didn’t know what to call it. Thanks to Techtrails, my dream job now has a name!”

Robin (15), Albany Senior High School

Digital Techtrails Toolkit

In early 2018, we released our Digital Techtrails Toolkit designed to inspire students, teachers, parents and career changers. Very few people really know what they want to be when they leave school.

This digital Toolkit helps students to understand a little more about what exciting options are waiting for them beyond the classroom. The digital Techtrails Toolkit shows the students where their interests and strengths may lead them. They choose their favourite subjects and explore the different pathways.

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