As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is crucial that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future.

Following the successful on-boarding and training of 60+ STEM Ambassadors through our in-house workshops, we are excited to be making our own contributions over the coming months to schools across the UK, by supporting their curriculum with STEM workshops and activities.

Our STEM Ambassador Lead, Jon Callahan, shared:

“Getting children involved in STEM subjects from an early age is crucial in supporting the growth of the young talent required in the future – the next generation of doctors, engineers, teachers and scientists are being nurtured as we speak.

“Following the successful training of 60+ colleagues across the business, I am extremely excited for what’s next as we begin supporting schools across the country with a range of STEM engagement, which we hope will support schools in enhancing the delivery of their curriculum.

“Problem solving, trial and error along with critical thinking skills do not have to be dull – young children can get excited about learning and enjoy it even more if it is disguised within a fun and engaging activity, which is what we hope to be able to bring to the classroom alongside an insight into the real-world, hands-on application of STEM subjects!”

The STEM Ambassador training sessions including a mix of theory and practical learning which our Ambassadors will be able to take forward into schools to support a range of topics across the curriculum.

Participating in STEM activities at a young age is a fantastic way to engage children in critical thinking, to boost curiosity and introduces them to a world of opportunities; specifically nurturing the skills needed to succeed in the future.

There are numerous benefits to learning about STEM in schools, including:

1. Job Opportunities

One of the most significant benefits of learning about STEM is the vast range of job opportunities it can open up for students. The STEM fields are in high demand, and there is a growing need for professionals who are skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By learning about STEM in school, students can fully understand the opportunities available to them across a variety of careers, from computer programming to aerospace engineering.

2. Problem-Solving Skills

STEM education is all about problem-solving. It encourages students to think critically, analyse data, and develop solutions to complex problems. These skills are not only valuable in STEM fields but also in many other areas of life, from business to politics. By learning how to approach problems logically and systematically, students can develop the skills they need to succeed in any field.

3. Innovation

STEM education encourages innovation and creativity. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and come up with new and innovative solutions to problems. This mindset is not only useful in STEM fields but in all areas of life. By learning to be creative and innovative, students can develop new ideas and approaches that can help them achieve their goals.

4. Understanding the World Around Us

Finally, STEM education is crucial for understanding the world around us. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are fundamental to our understanding of the natural world and the universe. By learning about STEM in school, students can gain a better understanding of how things work and how we can use this knowledge to improve our lives.

Learning about STEM in schools is crucial for the future success of students and the world as a whole. By investing in STEM education, as a business we hope to help students un-lock their potential to a bright future for children across the UK and the world they will inherit.

Our STEM Ambassadors have been registered through STEM Learning, carrying out their induction and checks in addition to our own in-house training. For more information about how you or your business can get involved in STEM, please follow the link below: