Nvoke CEO, Ash Kumar said the partnership will allow young people to explore STEM fields. “Learning more about STEM will open up pathways into tech businesses, as well as providing mentoring and support for them,” he said.
Award winning Nvoke Future Learning is committed to helping schools and students with technology and tools for productivity and better learning outcomes.
“Our focus and commitment to preparing students for the ever-changing workplace is what drives them. Being part of growing young minds and helping educators make learning interactive, existing and future driven is their mission,” Ash said.
“We’ve partnered with MURAconnect, a proudly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned, controlled and operated business, because we want to create a sustainable partnership and support network to get more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids interested in STEM fields.
“Over the next few years, it is our goal to foster a love of science, technology, engineering and maths in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. STEM is changing the world and schools are slowly incorporating these valuable subjects and programs into learning.
“By using tapping into our ever-changing STEM programs, such as Robotics, Drone, AI, and VR, we can help create the next generation of critical thinkers, innovators and game changers.
“It starts in our schools. We have to let young people know what opportunities are out there. The job space is changing rapidly and there are no reasons why any young person shouldn’t have access to these opportunities.”
Phil Ahmat, MURA Connect CEO, said “the thing that has been driving MURAconnect since day one has been our desire to build a workforce of highly skilled, and highly sought after Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander IT professionals, because at present, only a handful exist.”
To do this will take at least 10-15 years, and critical to achieving our goal will be our young ones and their education, and teaching them a love of STEM, and the endless possibilities and changes that technology to make to the world, and the positive impacts it can have not only to their own lives, but their families, and communities.
Ash said “The three main components are 1) learning component in STEM (with Nvoke programs), 2) the on-job learning component (that’s because the idea is to get partnerships with corporates and be able to provide career paths for these Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids), and 3) the mentoring component.
“We don’t want just to get them a career opportunity but also mentoring them in how to grow in their career path.”