Building tomorrow's bright sparx

Students from Rockingham Senior High School have unleashed their inner scientists as part of the inaugural iCAREER Bright Sparx Club.

Developed in partnership with The Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) and Murdoch University, the recently launched after school club forms the newest part of WesCEF’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) initiative

The Program gives 20 students in Years 8-9 the opportunity to raise their confidence and aspirations while building their awareness of STEM careers.

Over ten weeks the students will participate in a range of STEM based activities including an excursion to CSBP and Murdoch University.

Chris Oughton, Director, KIC said the iCAREER Project demonstrated KIC’s commitment towards providing ongoing opportunities for students in the local region.

“This newest component of our Education Development Program is deliberately targeting the younger students who want to put that extra bit of effort in now, so that they can really focus on what course subjects they will put their energies into during their high school years.”

Ian Hansen, WesCEF Chief Operating Officer, said that WesCEF was proud to partner with KIC and Murdoch University to develop the inaugural Bright Sparx Club.

“The demand for STEM-related skills has always been high in industry, so programs like the Bright Sparx Club are vital to foster a love of learning in STEM subjects.

This initiative will also facilitate and important and necessary link between the subjects taught at school and real-life careers.”

iCAREER Bright Sparx Club participants and dignitaries from WesCEF, KIC Mudoch University