Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021
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Future Success of Australian Workforce at Risk From New Maths Curriculum: Minerals Councilon July 12, 2021 at 11:25 pm

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The Australian mining industry is concerned that the newly proposed curriculum poses a risk to the prosperity and future success of the workforce. The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is calling on the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to strengthen the curriculum of STEM subjects. “The minerals industry needs the best and brightest students with a broad and deep understanding of the world around them to achieve more sustainable and socially valuable outcomes,” said MCA CEO Tania Constable. “Supporting continued success and growth requires a fit for purpose and contemporary national curriculum to support future operational, technical, and professional careers.” Constable says the draft curriculum changes are “poorly considered” and only serve to weaken the national education criteria. She also raises concerns about the existing skills shortages in the industry and the need to grow the future workforce. “As Australia recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the skills and training needs …

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