Investing in our future: technology in classrooms
At Samsung Electronics Australia we are committed to supporting innovative teaching, fostering skills for the next generation workforce. As technological innovation becomes increasingly vital to growth in most industries, there is a need for young Australians to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education. Unfortunately, there is a disconnect here; student interest is not meeting the growing needs of the workforce. Our Corporate Citizenship programs aim to inspire students to pursue technology education and to consider advanced study and careers in STEM related disciplines.
Questacon Smart Skills and Out There - The Australian Ballet in schools, brought to you by Samsung, tour schools in remote and regional Australia. We provide additional support directly to schools that need it most through Samsung Smart School Technology Packages, including tablets, smartphones and Interactive Whiteboards utilising Samsung LFD technology. Our partnership with the NSW Department of Education and Communities and The Australian Ballet has given us the opportunity to provide technology to more than 25 schools around Australia.
Inspiring technology creators
For digital natives, technology is and always has been a part of life. According to Roy Morgan1, 89 percent of people aged 14-17 have a mobile phone and 72 percent use the internet more than once a day. Empowering young Australians to see themselves as not only technology consumers, but as technology creators is a focus for Samsung.
Our technology partnership with Questacon sees Samsung technology used to provide STEM-themed learning opportunities for young Australians via Questacon Smart Skills. The Questacon Smart Skills workshops are delivered across Australia, including to remote and regional schools. Participating students have the opportunity to learn how to harness the power of smartphones and tablets to design, experiment and build.
1Roy Morgan Single Source 2013