We caught up with Fire Tech Managing Director, Andrea Conte, to talk robots, drones and experiments.

Fire Tech launched STEM UnitED in conjunction with RUC, WA Mining Club and Platform Communications to be able to offer free STEM sessions to low and mid socio-economic status schools around WA.

Thus far the program has only reached metro areas, so we invited Andrea to meet our friends at Thalanyji Foundation to have a chat about a potential collaboration in their home ground – Onslow.

We were blown away with some of the projects the kids get involved in and how easily they pick these skills up. If we believe claims from a recent Foundation for Young Australians report, a whacking 75% of future roles will require STEM skills. That is phenomenal, and we want to be of ensuring children in indigenous communities have the same opportunities as Metro kids to gain these skills and experiences.

Who knows, perhaps the next Elon Musk is hiding up in the Pilbara!