School STEM upgrades scheduled
New and upgraded STEM facilities will be delivered to 19 WA secondary schools.
Architects have been appointed to design modern science, technology, engineering and maths facilities for the schools, under an upgrade program that will roll out over three years across 67 secondary schools.
The WA Government has committed $87.6 million in funding for the project — the first round of STEM upgrades will benefit a total of 32 schools.
The new and improved facilities will provide first-class teaching and learning opportunities for staff and students. A further $9.1 million is committed to upgrading science laboratories in 21 regional schools with secondary students.
“I'm pleased to announce that new and upgraded STEM facilities are progressing at 19 WA secondary schools, with architects secured to lead their design development stage,” said Sue Ellery, Education and Training Minister.
“The McGowan government is committed to boosting science in secondary schools across the state and preparing students for future study or careers in STEM.
“We want students to learn in the most inspiring school environments, and have opportunities to succeed in what is a growing field.
“These upgrades will provide the best contemporary learning and teaching environments, and I look forward to seeing the final designs.”
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