WHEN Australian Education Ministers signed up to the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians in 2008, they identified literacy and numeracy and knowledge of key disciplines as the cornerstone of schooling for young Australians. They also recognised that schooling should support the development of skills in cross-disciplinary, critical and creative thinking, problem-solving and digital technologies, which are essential in all 21st century occupations.
These objectives lie at the core of the national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school education strategy. The government is investing in improving STEM education and are offering school grants in an effort to lift student engagement and attainment in STEM and to support teachers to improve student outcomes.
Viatek account manager, Bevan Hall said, “We have recently run an open day encouraging local schools to take advantage of the six monthly grants available in support of the STEM education program. Our new 3D printer is a fantastic example of how money can be well spent to engage children in STEM learning, giving students the opportunity to bring creative concepts to life.”
As well as the new 3D printers, Viatek can help with all your printing, scanning and photocopying needs. From a small office to a large enterprise, Viatek can tailor a managed print and copy solution to suit your unique requirements.
Speak to the team at Viatek about your schools grant opportunity and how Viatek can expand student’s learning opportunities and bring technological systems and support to your school.
For more information, contact the team at Viatek, 193B Corio Street, Shepparton or phone 1300 654 695.