Raising future innovators

April 26th, 2023

Parents and families play a critical role in inspiring their children to pursue STEM careers.

Studies have shown that parental encouragement and support are key factors in a child’s decision to pursue STEM fields.

By exposing children to STEM concepts early on and providing opportunities for hands-on learning, parents can help cultivate their children’s interest and passion for science, technology, engineering, and maths.

Parents can also serve as role models by sharing their own experiences in STEM fields and highlighting the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in these areas.

By fostering an interest in STEM, parents can help equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st-century workforce.

Watch a panel discussion to help your children navigate STEM careers and subject selection

CSIRO hosted a discussion for parents of students who are considering their career opportunities and Year 11/12 elective subjects.

Related resources

Girls in STEM Toolkit – resources for students, educators and families to help them understand how existing skills and interests can link to STEM careers and study pathways.

Careers with STEMgo-to hub of all things careers, study and STEM.

Myfuture – resources to explore career pathways and tools to develop self-knowledge to help with career decision-making.

CSIRO Education and Outreach programs and resources

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