We are working hard to promote science, technology, engineering and maths education, and the opportunities it opens to future generations.
STEM or STEAM – does it matter?
We work in partnership with external organisations and deliver activities directly, for both primary and secondary pupils across the region.
Our partnership projects include ‘train the teacher’ type programme where we invite teachers into the Technology Centre and give them the information and resources to be able go back into their schools and confidently introduce STEM related activities.
In partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) we invite secondary pupils to come in and experience the Technology and have dedicated members of staff who act as mentors for the pupils, educating them on how STEM education relates to the working world and can provide a world of new and exciting opportunities for them. We partner with local organisations such as Northsound Radio and TechFest to provide engaging STEM activities for school children of all ages.
We also deliver direct projects. This includes working with Design and Technology teachers across Aberdeen City and Shire to provide them with working knowledge of what STEM recruiters are looking for beyond qualifications. This empowers teachers to be able support pupils with personal statements and CVs and incorporate this insight to help them show-up in selection processes.
Our Tech20 series of events delivered throughout the year also include some with a STEM focus, as well as a number of internal workshops that we host.