SaaS provider TechnologyOne has launched a pilot of its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) program for school students.
The program, called STEAM Lab, is an experiential program aimed at students of Morayfield State High School in South-East Queensland.
“STEAM Lab is a first of its kind initiative that provides students with experiential, interactive technology-based experiences designed to inspire and incite a passion for pursuing an education and career in the areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths,” TechnologyOne chief executive Edward Chung said.
The launch comes after a series of STEAM Lab events at TechOne’s Brisbane headquarters, with hundreds of its own staff and their school-age children taking part. The pilot is expected to expand to more schools across Queensland for students aged 5 to 17.
Chung said STEAM Lab enables TechOne to share its technology expertise and innovation culture with students who would not otherwise have first-hand experience in the sector.
“We were delighted to launch our pilot at Morayfield State High School for more than 50 students across Grades 7 and 8, as well as providing a career expo for 30 Year 11 and 12 students,” Chung said.
“STEAM Lab is designed to inspire the next generation of software leaders and is one of a multitude of tech-based initiatives that have grown out of our twice-yearly global Hack Days.”