If you and your colleagues agree with Semta that 30 hours of continuous professional development (CPD) a year isn't good enough for the people teaching your future STEM workforce, The STEM Exchange is how you can help.
The STEM Exchange, established by Semta and commissioned and funded by The Education and Training Foundation, is an innovative initiative designed to bring together further education and industry to improve the quality of STEM teaching and learning.
Hundreds of employers, including JCB; Toyota; Thales; Colas Rail, and Liebherr have already shown their support.
All you need to do is open your doors to post-16 teachers and tutors in your area and offer some form of development opportunity. This could be anything from a site visit or introduction to your business to bite-sized work shadowing, advice over the phone or the opportunity to attend an internal training session.
This is about helping teaching practitioners understand your business needs, the technologies you use and the challenges you face, so they can shape their teaching to align with industry needs.
In the first instance, all you need to do is register your support. You can add opportunities at a later stage as and when convenient for you and your business. There’s no binding commitment – the important thing right now is to sign up and show your support.
To find out more about The STEM Exchange and how it works, why not take a look at this short video?
Why get involved?
Five great reasons to sign up to The STEM Exchange:
- Ensure STEM teaching keeps pace with advances in your industry.
- Increase the supply of well qualified, talented individuals equipped with the right skills to meet your business needs.
- Demonstrate your credentials as an industry leader.
- Increase your competitiveness.
- Influence policy decision making that impacts on your business.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to improve further education provision in your area and increase the supply of well qualified, talented individuals equipped with the right skills to meet your business needs.
Play your part in driving STEM teaching excellence – find out more or sign up to The STEM Exchange now.