Pacific people have been underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields for many years. The government is committed to making changes in this field.
The STEM fields are the way of the future, and future employment sectors will require STEM skills. In 2015, MPP established the Toloa Programme, which takes a multi-faceted approach of raising awareness and providing workforce development opportunities.
The Toloa funds aim to create opportunities to raise awareness and increase Pacific uptake of STEM subjects.