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Partnership boosts STEM support for schools

Posted on 02 Nov 2017 and read 1900 times
Partnership boosts STEM support for schoolsTomorrow’s Engineers and STEM Learning are launching Tomorrow’s Engineers Enthuse Partnerships, the aim being to build strategic industry relations with schools in priority areas.

With funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company and Project Enthuse, this new programme will help young people
to increase their engagement in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which open up a huge range of career possibilities.

Schools and colleges in selected areas of England will be invited to apply to access: bursary-funded STEM-specific CPD (continuing professional development); the opportunity for teachers to spend up to two weeks with a STEM employer; employer-led activities designed to inspire students; support to establish and sustain STEM Club activities; support from STEM Ambassadors; and support worth up to £12,000.

Sarah Devonport, regional engagement manager and Tomorrow’s Engineers programme leader, said: “Employers play an
important role in making the link between classroom learning and its application in real jobs.

“This programme sees us build on our experience of working with employers to help them develop fruitful relationships with local schools that see real benefits in terms of student transition into the workplace.”

Fran Dainty, head of STEM content and expertise at STEM Learning, said: “STEM subjects play a vital role in widening the opportunities available to young people.

This programme enables us to bring together the proven support of STEM Learning’s Enthuse Partnerships with Tomorrow’s Engineers’ excellent network of employer support to benefit young people in some of the key areas around the country.”

Employers interested in working locally with schools are invited to E-mail the Tomorrow’s Engineers team ().