If not, are you prepared to do something about it?
But do we acknowledge that industry can play a part in addressing this?
Greater contact and collaboration between STEM practitioners and industry can only have a positive impact on the relevance of STEM teaching and the quality of new recruits.
The STEM Exchange
To facilitate this collaboration, Semta has developed The STEM Exchange.
To date, more than a thousand employers – from large corporates like Toyota; JCB; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd; BAE Systems, and Liebherr to small specialist suppliers – have signed up at www.stemexchange.co.uk to offer a wide range of professional developments activities.
STEM Exchange launches work experience hub
Opportunities that are more suitable for those interested in a STEM career are automatically fed through to The STEM Exchange’s new dedicated work experience hub – The STEM Experience.
Work experience is a win–win for all parties – those interested in a STEM career get an invaluable insight into different industries and the world of work; while as an employer you can promote your exciting career opportunities and identify future talent for your organisation.
Anyone can use The STEM Experience, regardless of age or educational status, and it’s completely free to both applicants and employers.
It’s easy to sign up to The STEM Exchange. Just go to the dedicated STEM Exchange website and complete the short registration form.