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Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway - Project Summary


Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program by Austmine is an initiative designed to increase awareness ofthe potential career opportunities in the METS sector for women studying STEM subjects at university.

METS Ignited has entered a project funding agreement with Austmine to connect universities with METS companies to foster links between female STEM students and a career in the METS industry.

Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway

The Austmine Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program is a fully integrated national program, combining networking events, online tutorials and an industry pain internship to create an informed and experienced community of future female employees for the Australian METS sector.

Project Funding

The total funding agreement to deliver the Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program is $764,000, with $103,000 from METS Ignited, $21,000 university contribution and $640,200 from industry partners. Funding excludes GST.

Industry Partners

AMC Consultants, assetivity, ATC Williams, Ausenco, Atlas Copco, CAT, CRCORE, CSIRO, Deswick, Donhad, Dyno Nobel, Hastings Deering CAT, G&G, GHD, Global io, Jennmar, Metallurgical Systems, Minet Lacing Technologies, Orica, NSW Government, Minova, Sandvik, Sedgman, Safescape, SNC Lavalin, Snowden.

University Partners

  • Curtin University
  • Federation University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Newcastle
  • University of New South Wales
  • The University of Western Australia
  • University of Wollongong

Key Milestones

  • Undertaking 7 information sessions nationally to date.
  • Securing 36 STEM students with internships to date.
  • Securing 27 participating METS companies to date.

Project Status

The Austmine Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program is ongoing, with the 10 week paid internships from December to February.