Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)-based careers will be critical to the UK’s economic growth, and Education Business Partnership (EBP), a local charity, is doing its bit to help. Alongside AWE, one of our local large employers, EBP will be inspiring our future workforce to pursue careers in this sector by delivering their successful Primary Science Challenge and Spotlight on STEM workshops.
The Primary Science Challenge is a longer-term project, designed to get younger people interested in science. AWE graduates visit Primary school children, and provide hands-on activities to experience the wonders of science. Children are invited to develop their own experiments showing a scientific idea or solving a scientific problem. All schools are invited to a final to demonstrate their experiments, last year the competition was won by St Nicolas C of E Junior School for their winning slime!
‘Spotlight on STEM’ are career events aimed at Secondary school students, showcasing the different career opportunities available within the industry. AWE graduates demonstrate hands-on experiments covering a range of subjects and explain their career stories, allowing students to ask questions and find out all about life in STEM careers.
Michelle Smith, Chief Executive Officer at EBP, commented,
“Our programmes and partnership with AWE really prove how we successfully inspire and motivate the next generation. The Primary Science Challenge and Spotlight on STEM offer invaluable hands-on learning that reach students at all ages and academic levels.
We work with over 1,500 companies every year, designing and delivering initiatives and programmes that bring employers and young people together, helping businesses address skill gaps, meet their Corporate Social Responsibility and support employee development and engagement.”
For a chat about how EBP could help your business meet its 2018 goals, you can contact them on 01635 277480.