WesCEF and its businesses continue to invest in ‘grassroot grants’ that directly benefit members of the communities in which it operates.
For example, WesCEF’s Teacher Accelerator Program was delivered during the year in partnership with Scitech. The program involved working with the Leda Primary School in Kwinana, Western Australia to help its teachers better understand new design and technology aspects of the curriculum. All teachers involved in the program reported a significant increase in their confidence and capability, increased student engagement and a decrease in discipline problems. WesCEF has engaged Scitech to run a similar program next year.
After three years, WesCEF’s successful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program, the Bright Sparx Club, has been incorporated into the Kwinana Industries Council’s award-winning suite of education programs and will continue to run twice a year. WesCEF has stepped away as the major sponsor to focus on developing new partnership opportunities.