Dr Scott Sleap is regarded as a visionary educator – in 2018, he was the first Technology teacher to win the coveted Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence for Secondary Science Teaching. As an educational leader with over 20 years’ experience he has had various roles related to the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors as well as industry workforce development.In 2020 Dr Sleap was recognised with a prestigious National Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award. He has been inducted as one of only three national patrons of the Australian Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA).He is currently employed by the NSW Department of Education as the leader of the STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program.
Dr Sleap has built a reputation as being a leading expert in school – industry partnerships and workforce development. In 2019 the STEMship program he co-developed was identified as world’s best-practice by the OECD.