The 2021 North East STEM Awards are officially LIVE and open for applications!
This prestigious virtual awards ceremony on the 15th July 2021, celebrates and recognises North East STEM Ambassadors and STEM organisations who, through their interaction, have inspired, engaged and enthused many young people and their teachers in STEM over the past year.
How can we resolve the Skills mismatch in the North East together?
Two-thirds (68%) of UK employers struggle to find workers with the right skills (according to The Open University Business Barometer report 2019). But what can we do in the region to make positive change and how can we work together to help reduce or even eradicate this issue?
Why should my company support local young people in STEM?
A very good question! Lots of businesses both large and small allow their staff time away from work to support young people in local schools, particularly in Science Technology, Engineering and Math's subject areas, but what’s the point, and more importantly, what’s in it for the business?
CAD2CODE – teaching the next generation with Robots
CAD2CODE do some amazing work teaching the next generation, invaluable STEM skills with the help of robots. Since Michael Nelson founder of CAD2CODE left teaching to set up the business, he has helped to develop and spark the interest of STEM subjects for thousands of young people across the region. Using robotics as a tool for teaching these skills, in a hands-on and creative way.
Gavurin embrace engagement with the future workforce
A North East IT consultancy have committed hours of their time supporting the importance of bridging the gap between education and industry, as well as ensuring a consistent pipeline of future skilled employees.
For two years Gavurin, have been members of the North East STEM Ambassador Hub, part of the North East Ambition programme.
Forging links with employers through teacher externships
Six science teachers from different schools across the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area visited MSD pharmaceuticals in Cramlington. They were keen to find out more about career opportunities within advanced manufacturing in the area and observe how the science curriculum is applied in the world of work.
Food and Drink North East launches with visit from Defra and Henry Dimbleby
The North East’s food and drink community played a crucial role in an important visit in February, when it hosted the Defra team leading the National Food Strategy, Government’s first in-depth review of the UK food system in 75 years.