Australia's STEM workforce: science technology, engineering and mathematics

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Australia. Office of the Chief Scientist


Australia's future will rely on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) - disciplines at the core of innovation. Businesses will rely on STEM to compete in the emerging sectors that new technologies will create, as well as in the existing sectors which new technologies will transform. The Australian workforce will require specialised skills in STEM as well as high STEM literacy across the board to sustain economic growth. While it is known that STEM will be critical, very little is known about who possesses these skills in Australia, where they work or how their careers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Statistics; Pathways; Qualifications; Outcomes; Demographics; Employment; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Labour market; Gender

Keywords: Statistical data; Unemployment; Employment status; Labour force; Future

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Government, 2016

Physical description: xv, 204 p.

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ISBN: 9781925092769

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 123.435

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