Launching in 2017, STEM Ex™ is RDA Hunter’s program to match talented students from the Hunter Region with some of the country’s best Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries for a week of real world work experience.
Exclusive to students from the ME Program, STEM Ex™ presents a unique opportunity to get some of the brightest and most enthusiastic students at a pivotal point in their lives and to inspire them to pursue a career in STEM.
We understand it can be difficult for students to get work experience based on their interests and passions and STEM Ex™ will make it as easy as possible by:
- Matching students with industries based on suitability and capability;
- Assisting with compliance documents;
- Assigning a mentor/buddy inside the business who will make sure the student will get the most out of the week;
- Provide a central point of contact between the industry, school and student to ensure that the student has a fulfilling and worthwhile experience.
A number of ME Program industry partners will be using STEM Ex exclusively. No other methods of gaining work experience at this site will be possible. Thus far the following industry partners have signed up to STEM Ex;