More than 1,000 students were flying, buzzing and puzzling their way through Parliament House for Skills 2021 with drones, robots and 3D objects taking over the Main Hall.

The interactive event provided students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills, and hands-on experience using innovative, state of the art technology. The Territory Government believes that the next generation of local leaders need to be at the forefront of technology and innovation.

Government initiatives like Skills 2021, implementing coding in all Territory schools, and upskilling teachers and trainers in digital literacies, are so important because our kids need skills in all areas of STEM to be prepared for the jobs of the future.

Skills 2021 helps inspire students to take on STEM subjects by making learning interesting and giving them the chance to see what is possible at the cutting edge of technology. As part of Skills 2021, students and teachers participated in technology workshops on coding, robotics, 3D design, gaming and video production.

Industry experts such as Microsoft, CASA, Adobe, Telstra and Brainery are partnering with schools and the Department of Education to showcase industry ideas and experience to Territory kids.

The objective is to equip students with the skills to successfully live and work in the 21st Century and ensure our students will be not only able to consume digital technology, but produce it as well.

Students at NT Parliament house showcasing their robots.