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Girls in STEAM Electric Car Project

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Merit Recipient

There is a national shortage of STEM graduates in Australia in the order of many hundreds of thousands that is projected to grow over coming years. Women currently represent fewer than 10% of national tertiary pure STEM enrolments and trades. Young women need encouragement to consider trades, engineering and
advanced manufacturing pathways.

To address this, Bendigo Tech School has established the Girls in STEAM Electric Car Project. With community and industry support, young women, girls, and non-binary folk from 4 partner schools are converting a Range Rover Classic into a Tesla powered electric 4WD.

When complete, the car will be made available for community hire through a community enterprise framework, and profits will be reinvested in young people with ideas for start-ups.

Join Tech Reflects Study 

Bridging Australia's Tech Skills Gap with a World- First Study Utilising Community and Workforce Cultural and Demographic Insights

Organisations across Australia are invited to participate in the Tech Reflects study, spearheaded by the TechDiversity Foundation in collaboration with Diversity Atlas, it seeks to understand the cultural and demographic makeup of tech workforces, comparing it to the broader community to identify gaps and opportunities. This initiative is critical for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, contributing to the national goal of 1.2 million tech jobs by 2030.

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