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Employers sought to help inspire young people in STEM

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Now in its third year, Glasgow’s Education Services in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre are hosting a Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) event focussing on STEM careers and pathways. This event is targeted at S2/S3 pupils and will take place from 14 - 16 November at Glasgow Science Centre. The day will run from 9:30am – 2:30pm. The event was attended by over 1100 pupils last year and we are looking to increase this further.

The aim of the event is to provide awareness to young people and their families of the wealth of STEM opportunities available to them and showcase the various pathways they can take. The event will have a key focus on the key skills required for the world of work and supports the DYW agenda. The event will also aim to deliver on the main themes of the STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland of Connection, Inspiration, Equity and Excellence.

STEMFest’19 – 14-15 November

S2/S3 pupils from all 30 Glasgow secondary schools along with secondary ASN schools will be invited to attend from 9:30am – 2:30pm. Each pupil attending will attend the Employers Marketplace, 2 workshops and have the opportunity to visit the Science Mall. This age range of pupils has been selected due to not yet having chosen their subject choices. Last year’s uptake was exceptionally high, with a reserve list being put in place.

STEMFest Family Day – 16 November

For the first time we are including a STEMFest Family Day, this will take place on Saturday 16 November from 12pm-4pm. Widening access pupils and their families in will be targeted for this and brought to Glasgow Science Centre. On the day the will have the opportunity to engage with the employers in the Marketplace and participate in industry led workshops. Transport and lunch will also be provided to these families. There will also be a further 3000 flyers distributed strategically around the city and these families will gain access to the science centre and the Marketplace for free. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with young people and their families.

*Please let us know if you would be interested in sponsoring part of this event as we are currently seeking funders.

Click here to download the Employers Participation Form.

For more information about STEMFest 2019, please contact