Following the success of this year’s Get up to Speed with STEM: The Virtual Experience
, the South Yorkshire based Work-wise Foundation has announced that the event will be hosted as a live and digital event in 2022, bringing the employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction spectacular to even more people.
This year’s event saw more than 11,300 people, including 68 schools and 65 businesses plus young adults, parents and teachers taking part.
Starting on 23 March 2022, the Work-wise Foundation is planning a live showcase at the Magna Science Centre in Rotherham, followed by the chance to gain more knowledge, insight and experience via the events virtual platform.
Get up to Speed with STEM will feature over 100 exhibitions, plus a number of interactive zones, where young people can gain an insight into some of the UK's best STEM-related businesses, innovations and technologies.
The online event will coincide with the physical showcase and run from 24 March for a limited time providing attendees with exclusive access to digital content. This includes virtual tours, demonstrations, career stories, inventions, company profiles and interviews, created by some of the UK’s leading STEM businesses.
John Barber, CEO of the Work-wise Foundation and chair of the Get up to Speed Steering Group, said: “Feedback for our online experience this year was fantastic, so we wanted to ensure that this digital element wasn’t lost.
“We cannot wait to bring the live Get up to Speed with STEM
showcase back for 2022 and by combining both options, we are not only able to extend the duration of the event, but also reach more young people across the country and enable them to explore what working in the STEM industries is all about.”
For over ten years, Get up to Speed
has showcased STEM-related career opportunities to over 30,000 young people and their families from across the South Yorkshire region and beyond. The event also gives companies the opportunity to showcase their services while helping to address the skills gap in STEM-related industries. Get up to Speed with STEM 2022
is open to young people, families, individuals, schools and employers. For more details go to the website (www.getuptospeed.org.uk/attend
). A list of this year’s virtual exhibitors can also be obtained from the website (www.getuptospeed.org.uk/sponsors-and-exhibitors
Businesses wishing to take part in the event or interested in signing up as a sponsor, should contact Emily Woods at / 07847433088 or John Barber at / 07500 331400.