The 1st anniversary of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched to boost the productivity & earning power of people in the UK has arrived
Due to the increased demand for STEM skills in the UK reaching a critical point, business and education need to work together and partner with the Government by investing in the workforce of the future: raising young people’s skills, aspiration and awareness of STEM careers.
We are the no. 1 provider of STEM support to schools and colleges in the United Kingdom and are proud to play a crucial role in bringing business & education together to inspire the future generation of STEM workers. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our industry partners, including Rolls-Royce, BP and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, we will make our vision of a top class STEM education for all young people across the UK a reality.
These companies band together to help finance Project ENTHUSE – an original partnership of government, charities & employers that have come together to bring about inspired STEM teaching through the professional development of teachers and technicians and support staff across the UK.
Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach at Rolls Royce Paul Broadhead states:
“Teachers are the single most important differentiator in a young person’s educational outcome. Great teachers in STEM are key to inspiring a future generation of pioneers in engineering and technology and hence critical to Rolls-Royce, its customers, supply chain and wider society. We are therefore thrilled to announce our continued support for Project ENTHUSE.”
Tackling the Great Challenges
STEM Learning is delighted to announce it has been awarded £162,000 by the Dept of Business, Energy and Ind Strategy (BEIS) to inspire young students & those who influence them to focus on the global trends that will transform their future lives, addressing the Grand Challenges highlighted in the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
The Grand Challenges – Our Futures programme aims to increase awareness of the important role the Grand Challenge themes will play in people’s everyday lives and the UK economy. This programme will improve knowledge of future career opportunities, what STEM skills are needed and how young people gain those skills.
The programme will deliver 40 STEM Insight placements to give teachers, careers leads and enterprise co-ordinators the opportunity to experience STEM-related work in industry or university settings.
In addition, STEM Ambassadors, a UK wide network of over 30,000 volunteers from STEM employers, will deliver Grand Challenge themed activities to young people. New learning materials based on the four Grand Challenge themes will support STEM Ambassadors to deliver activities designed to increase understanding of Grand Challenges and future career opportunities.
Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive at STEM Learning said:
“We are delighted to play a part in the Grand Challenges… and to be a key partner in delivering the government’s Industrial Strategy. STEM Learning is ideally placed to provide the support needed to improve the quality of teaching which in turn inspires young people to pursue careers in STEM subjects, thereby bridging the skills gap.”