STEM Festival for secondary pupils a huge success
Monday, 20 November 2017
Glasgow City Council Education Services, in partnership with DYW Glasgow and Skills Development Scotland ran an employability event focused on STEM careers/pathways for secondary pupils on the 8th and 9th of November at Glasgow Science Centre. It was a well-attended event with lots of interactive and engaging activities for young people who are considering a potential career/further study in STEM.
Young people had the chance to talk to over 30 organisations about the kinds of jobs/careers that are available, and what qualifications and skills will help them on that pathway.
There was lots on offer over the two days including:
- An opportunity for pupils to explore the employer’s Market Place and engage directly with employers/higher education institutions
- Attending the Science Centre Show “Why Science Matters” which looked at the vocational and real world aspects of STEM subjects.
- Attending coding workshops in the My World of Work pod, delivered by Skills Development Scotland/Science Centre education staff
- Taking part in a variety of industry led workshops ranging from engineering to infection control
- Full access to the Glasgow Science Mall
The purpose of the event was to raise the awareness of the different STEM opportunities for Glasgow's young people. The targeted age group (S2/3) were selected as they are yet to take their subject options.
The feedback about the event from both schools and employers has been overwhelmingly positive, with many already looking forward to next year!
The STEM Glasgow team would like to say a massive thank you to all schools, volunteers and partners who made the event such a positive experience for all!
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