Why are we here?
We live in a world where technology, jobs and the nature of work are changing at an increasingly rapid rate. To thrive in this context and in the future workforce, the community in the Peel region will need to be more multi-skilled and adaptable.
Jobs will increasingly need us all to have diverse skills and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or ‘STEM’. We will also be required to be creative and critical thinkers, and to constantly learn throughout our lives and careers.
In Peel, passionate people who want to see a bright future for the region’s community, environment and economy are working together to inspire people of all ages in Peel to be more interested and engaged in STEM and lifelong learning. Together, we have formed a new initiative - Peel Bright Minds.
We believe that by being more curious and engaged in STEM, our community can be better prepared to thrive in the future of work - regularly up-skill, re-skill and change jobs. We also want to see our community use their knowledge and skills to benefit the region’s natural environment, community and economy.
What do we do?
Peel Bright Minds works with the community and our partner organisations to communicate, coordinate and promote regional activities and events that:
- Promote STEM and connect the community, especially young people, to activities and opportunities in the region, including citizen science opportunities.
- Encourage an aspirant culture among people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities in the Peel, celebrating our unique regional strengths through STEM and the arts.
We also work to facilitate collaboration among regional stakeholders, especially STEM champions and researchers.
Have a look at our events page to see our upcoming and past events, as well as other partners’ events in the region relating to STEM and lifelong learning.
On our opportunities page, you will find current grants, volunteering, and citizen science opportunities from Peel Bright Minds and others around the region.