[ASA] Fwd: Industry employers wanted for Chief Scientist study

Andrew Hopkins andrew.hopkins at aao.gov.au
Mon Nov 10 21:39:56 AEDT 2014

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Subject: 	Industry employers wanted for Chief Scientist study
Date: 	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:10:43 +1100
From: 	Catriona Jackson <catriona.jackson at sta.org.au>
To: 	undisclosed-recipients:;

****please send to your members*** *
*Dear STA Presidents and Friends , *
*The Office of Australia's Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC are doing a 
study on the connections between academia and industry, and have asked for our 
help in finding people in industry, especially small and medium sized, to take 
part in the study outlined below. *
*Getting frank feedback on how well current initiatives are working is 
critical step in improving research/business connections, and the job 
prospects for STEM graduates. *
*Please read the outline below and make contact with NCVER if you can assist. *
*Regards, *

Catriona Jackson
Chief Executive Officer
Science & Technology Australia

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*Dear STA members and friends, *
*We would like to invite you to participate in a study which is currently 
being undertaken by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research 
(NCVER) on behalf of the Office of Chief Scientist. The project looks at 
employers' perspectives of Work Integrated Learning (such as internships, 
placements or project work) for students in science, technology, engineering 
and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.*
*NCVER is interested in speaking with employers of all sizes, particularly in 
the private sector, who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL) to STEM students. 
We would like find out employers' experiences and perceptions of WIL; 
including reasons and benefits for offering WIL, experiences with students and 
university partners, and the constraints and issues in providing WIL. We are 
also keen to speak to employers who do not offer WIL, to find out **the 
reasons and some of the barriers. If you are interested in these issues and 
would like to discuss your experiences please get in touch with Georgina 
Atkinson at NCVER (Georgina. 
<mailto:Georgina.Atkinson at ncver.edu.au>**Atkinson at ncver.edu.au 
<mailto:Georgina.Atkinson at ncver.edu.au>).*
Science & Technology Australia <http://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au>

A.Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Head of Research and Outreach
Australian Astronomical Observatory
P.O. Box 915, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia
ph: +61 2 9372 4849  fax: +61 2 9372 4880

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