Techtrails bring Women STEM Role models to the Pilbara

The WiTWA team spend the day at Karratha Senior High School

On April 4th, 2023, the Techtrails team left Perth on an exciting mission to inspire the minds of students at Karratha Senior High School. As part of their ongoing commitment to shaping the future of Western Australian Students career pathways, Techtrails Incursions made a visit funded by the National Careers Institute Grant. The incursion brought together accomplished women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to share their stories and insights, encouraging students to consider careers in technology and related fields.

Inspiring the Next Generation:

Techtrails mission is to empower the next generation of students to think critically about the role of technology in their future lives and careers. Through the WiTWA ethos, “If you can see her, you can be her”, students are exposed to real-world examples of successful women in STEM, who have lived experiences of breaking down barriers and constantly challenge traditional gender stereotypes, especially within the Technology industry. By providing relatable role models, Techtrails Incursions aimed to inspire and motivate students to consider pursuing their passions in STEM.

Our Role Models and Volunteers for the day included:

Without these wonderful role models who volunteer their time and expertise, we would not be able to share our message of STEM to rural and regional students. Through the power of storytelling and interactive experiences, Techtrails Incursions left an indelible mark on the students of Karratha Senior High School, empowering them to embrace their potential and contribute to the ever-evolving world of technology.

The visit was made possible by the Careers grant, which aims to support programs and initiatives that help students explore their career options and develop their skills for the future workforce. The Techtrails program is a prime example of this, providing students with exposure to STEM careers and the skills they will need to succeed in these fields.

This initiative is made possible through the funding and ongoing support by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources and the National Careers Institute.