Girls need STEM studies to compete in the job market

Secondary education Higher education STEM education Girls Victoria

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - or STEM - subjects have long been heralded as the foundations of the jobs of the future. But the uptake of these subjects in Australian schools is low, and the number of girls participating remains well behind their male peers.

A new Victorian study finds that unconscious gender bias plays a large part in discouraging girls from pursuing STEM, and it's suggesting that if that doesn't change, girls now will be disadvantaged in the workforce down the track.

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