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Curious Science: The business of Science And Tech Careers

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Ultimo Library

Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre

40 William Henry Street

Ultimo, New South Wales 2007

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City of Sydney Library joins forces with Inspiring Australia to investigate some cutting-edge research. In our final series, we’re looking at Australia’s deficit in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. Join us for one or all of our Curious Science series from September to November 2017.

Experts lead a talk and Q&A exploring how to prepare young Australians for the future. With STEM disciplines being key to our economic growth and social wellbeing, our STEM skills shortage has become a national priority.

Around 44% of jobs will be automated, making STEM skills invaluable, alongside creative problem-solving and digital literacy. The World Economic Forum estimates the majority of today’s primary school-aged kids will end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist and by 2020, 75% of all jobs are likely to involve STEM.

The business case for STEM careers

Australia’s STEM skill shortage has been identified as a future risk to many leading businesses who say that we don’t have the talent to meet future workplace demand. If just 1% of Australians moved into STEM roles by 2035, they could deliver a $57.4 million economic benefit.

Discover why business and government are collaborating to encourage more students into STEM studies and prepare them for future careers.

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Tess Arriotti, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Samsung Australia

As a corporate responsibility professional, Tess leads community investment and sustainability initiatives. With specialist skills in corporate communications, PR and marketing of social impact projects, she focuses on how government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors can create stronger communities.

Jackie Randles, Manager, Inspiring Australia (NSW)

Jackie finds creative ways to get STEM professionals and community members collaborating. She’s driven by extending the reach of STEM programs and promoting the relevance of science, technology and innovation to everyday life.

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Ultimo Library is wheelchair accessible.

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40 William Henry Street

Ultimo, New South Wales 2007

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