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onslow digital technologies club cracks the code

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Through the talent and ingenuity of our people, Chevron is solving some of the world’s most complex energy problems today and into the future.  

In Onslow – the community closest to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project – an 8-week series of after-school workshops is preparing students for the future of work by building skills including coding, video game design, digital production and robotics.

Led by Scitech, Onslow School and Chevron Australia, the Onslow Digital Technologies Club is leveraging local expertise to engage students in Years 3-6. 

With guidance from Scitech and Onslow School teaching staff, employees from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone natural gas facility are volunteering their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) expertise to lead weekly sessions aimed to inspire students to explore their ingenuity and creativity.

“We are proud to collaborate with Chevron to deliver the Onslow Digital Technologies Club and advance our shared goal of preparing students for the STEM-enabled opportunities of tomorrow.”

Kalien Selby

Scitech Chief Executive Officer

Scitech Chief Executive Officer Kalien Selby said the workshops will bring to life the Western Australian curriculum Digital Technologies learning area in a tactile and exciting way. 

“We believe in the power of ‘teaching the teachers’ to enhance meaningful STEM education outcomes and multiply benefits for students, educators and the wider community,” said Kalien. 

With 20 students invited to participate each week, the program will progress to explore electronics, physical computing and developing sophistication around fundamental digital concepts.

Scitech and Chevron recently celebrated 13 years of collaborating to empower and inspire students and educators to engage with STEM across Western Australia.  

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