We believe the earlier children and young people are exposed to STEM, the more likely they will go on to enjoy STEM related careers.
There are currently tens of thousands of unfilled STEM roles in the UK due to the skills shortage.
We are on a mission to change that through our work. But we need your help too…
STEM subjects should be introduced from reception age for children, long before they even start thinking about careers or specialisms to choose at school. Learning STEM subjects often requires a hands-on technical approach, which is not only fun for children, but is more likely to help them retain the knowledge they have gained. By incorporating STEM into early education, we can all help to fill the skills gap for generations to come
Schools, parents and individuals:
STEM.org has many useful resources for primary through to secondary school age children and young people. https://www.stem.org.uk/
Legoland runs educational workshops for parents and children https://www.legoland.co.uk/schools/workshops/
BBC Teach features online STEM resources to use at home or in school https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1Xr3MzmXMfD02W0nsgCGrFp/stem-resources
Inspiring Governance – works to match individuals with schools as governors to help push the STEM agenda. https://www.inspiringgovernance.org/
STEMettes work to inspire the next generation about STEM opportunities and has some practical resources https://stemettes.org/
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – taking place every November and run by EngineeringUK, is a week-long celebration of engineering designed to highlight to young people that engineering is a creative, problem solving, exciting career that improves the world around us. https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/
The Big Bang Fair celebrates the amazing work of scientists and engineers https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk
Consider taking on an apprentice – not only will you benefit from a fully trained member of the team, but you will be helping to fill the skills gap.
Take out corporate membership for your employees to help them access our STEM resources and boost their skillset.
WISE Campaign works with employers, individuals and education to boost the numbers of women in STEM. https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/
STEM.org has a number of resources available for employers to access https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassador-hub-london/employers.
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