Sophie Armstrong, Project Engineer at Broadspectrum, gives students at the Kelmscott Primary School event gan insight into working the resources and energy industry.

AMMA’s Bright Future STEM program planted the seed for almost 500 Perth students to consider pursuing a career in resources and energy.

Last week, students from five primary schools discovered more about the sector thanks to hands-on interactive activities and role models from member companies.

On Wednesday, about 220 students from Waddington and Grovelands Primary Schools attended, with the help of member companies Sodexo, St Barbara, Thiess and McDermott.

The following day about 230 students from Kelmscott, Dryandra and Koondoola Primary Schools attended, with assistance from member companies Sodexo, Gold Fields and Broadspectrum.

The Bright Future STEM program sparks students’ interest in the rewarding and diverse careers offered in the sector and the future opportunities in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

This year the program has already been successfully rolled out across Australia, including Cobar (see related story) Kalgoorlie (see related story),  Middlemount (see related story),  Melbourne’s Burwood Heights Primary School (see related story) and also Corinda State Primary School (see related story).

AMMA’s Bright Future STEM program will visit a dozen schools across Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in 2019.

AMMA thanks its members who have participated with Bright Future STEM to date, and encourages other members to learn how they can get involved.

For more information, contact AMMA’s Program Manager at [email protected] or via 1800 627 771.

Check out this short video highlighting the success of the program.