Moves to lead Eyre Peninsula youth down local career pathways

Connecting local businesses and schools to collaborate on STEM research could help keep young people in regional towns, according to Eyre Peninsula local Kellie Taylor.

Kellie, an analytical chemist based in Cummins, is seeking funding to launch a two-year pilot program to use the high school research projects as a way to connect local students and businesses.

Under the program, senior students would partner with local businesses to undertake research projects with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) as part of the school curriculum.

Voting for the Regional Showcase has officially closed. The winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced on 20 November.