A series of conferences from the National STEM Centre for Headteachers and Principals.
2012 - Careers from STEM – opening doors for young people in the UK
In 2010 the UK Commission for Employment and Skills reported that 58 per cent of net new jobs predicted to appear in the economy to 2017 will require employees with STEM skills.
The study of science and mathematics opens doors for all young people – regardless of their future career pathway. However, many young people do not appreciate the rich vista of opportunities that STEM study offers them, and view these subjects as “not for me”.
High-quality careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) is a critical component in generating young people’s positive engagement with STEM subjects.
Recent changes in statutory responsibilities and provision of CIAG have resulted in a fast changing landscape in this area for schools and colleges. These seminars brings together expertise from school and college leadership, employers, and careers professionals to address issues raised by these changes by:
providing senior leaders with the opportunity to reflect with careers professionals and employers on changes to CIAG arrangements for young people, and how these impact on their responsibilities;
sharing exemplars of good practice in STEM careers CIAG within schools and colleges;
highlighting opportunities for schools and colleges to access STEM support organisation services as part of their CIAG provision.
You may download the presentations from each event by following the links above.
2010 - Driving success through STEM
Working in partnership with Business in the Community, the National STEM Centre collaborated with major STEM employers for a series of events in each region of England.
STEM is a major employment growth area for both graduates and non-graduates. In 2009 the CBI reported that ‘59% of employers are having difficulty recruiting enough STEM-skilled individuals to meet their needs’, and regardless of their career pathways young people with STEM qualifications are highly valued by employers.
Each of the regional events brought together expertise from STEMNET, the network of Science Learning Centres, and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, and was an opportunity to:
explore how the STEM subjects provide opportunities for development for all young people;
consider priorities for STEM education in your school or college with a range of experienced speakers, including a Headteacher and College Principal from the region;
engage with a co-ordinated network of STEM support organisations in the region;
strengthen links with a major business partner in the region.