Why robotics and programming?
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills offer exciting career opportunities now and into the future. Experts predict that computerisation and technology are likely to change the nature of 44% of Australian jobs over the next 20 years. The future workforce must be technologically savvy and able to innovate. In recent years, STEM qualified jobs have grown at one and a half times the rate of other jobs. Research indicates that 75% of the fastest growing occupations now require skills in STEM.
We engage children with entertaining workshops based on LEGO Education kits, progressing to more complex and industry-applicable projects in later years. These projects include, for example, programming in Scratch, assembling LEGO Mindstorms robots and presenting their work to their peers. The final levels of our program prepare students for entering international competitions in robotics.