How are we future-proofing Australia’s workforce?
Australia’s education system – from early childhood learning to post-secondary education and lifelong learning – has long been a pillar of this country’s economic growth and social advancement. Education leads to innovation, increases productivity and has a direct impact on an individual’s health, wellbeing and social mobility. The school education system plays a vital role in equipping students with the skills and knowledge they will need for their working life.
Businesses have to come to terms with the monumental impact that digitisation and technology is having on business models, supply chains and customer behaviour. We now need to future-proof Australia’s workforce by growing Australians’ skills in STEM, to better position ourselves to compete in the global economy of the future. In this report, we argue the case for growing the STEM workforce and identify the benefits and impacts on businesses and the Australian economy more broadly.
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