Techtrails visit Geraldton Senior High School in 2023

Schools have once again welcomed our Techtrails STEM and Future Skills Program!

On March 27th 2023, Techtrails Incursions visited Geraldton Senior High School as part of their ongoing mission to inspire students to think about the role of technology in their future lives. Funded by the Careers grant, the visit brought together women working in STEM to share their stories and insights with students, encouraging them to consider careers in technology and related fields.

The Techtrails program has been running since 2014 and has already reached thousands of students across Western Australia. The program is designed to bridge the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers by providing students with hands-on experiences and exposure to real-world STEM professionals, especially women.

The Techtrails team brought together a group of women working in a range of STEM fields, from coding websites to visual storytelling solutions. The role models shared their personal stories of how they became interested in STEM, and the challenges they faced along the way. They also discussed the exciting opportunities and innovations in their fields, and how technology is changing the way we live, work and play.

Our speakers 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. The students were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the workshop, asking thoughtful questions and sharing their own ideas about the future 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.