In Summary

Swinburne University of Technology’s KIOSC facility in Wantirna will run two events to help local Year 10-12 students better understand their future study and work opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Known as Careers of the Future, the informative events will be held during National Science Week in August, targeting secondary school students, their parents and teachers. 

The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education will officially launch National Science Week at Swinburne’s Wantirna campus on Thursday 13 August at 3:00pm.

“Students, their teachers and parents are all thinking about the future and asking themselves the big questions: What sort of work will they do when they leave school? What subjects should they take to prepare? What are their career options?," KIOSC Director, Kate Kent Evans said.

"This year’s KIOSC Careers of the Future promises to help us all better understand the world of work and the diverse, amazing career options in the STEM fields.”

On Tuesday 18 August, 200 senior secondary students will tour local businesses at Caribbean Business Park in Scoresby, to experience first-hand how companies operate in the fields of health and medical, environment and sustainability, innovation and technology.

On Thursday 20 August, KIOSC will host the Careers of the Future Expo for parents, teachers and students.  The Expo will run from 4.00-8.30pm and will include a presentation from award winning social researcher, Mark McCrindle, followed by a panel discussion with academics and business leaders on how young people can best prepare for their futures.

"The KIOSC career events have been designed to demonstrate why subjects like maths, science and technology are more important than ever before," Ms Kent Evans said.

Future thinkers, educators and industry leaders will explore the career opportunities that will exist for the next generation of workers and global citizens.

To book your attendance at the events contact as places are strictly limited.

For information or queries about Careers of the Future, call Angela Valentine at KIOSC on 0400 093 692, email  or visit

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