• Technical Education and Skills

    The UK has a shortage of technicians and without significant and sustained action this shortage will worsen in the coming decades, threatening our future economic prosperity.

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  • Science in Schools

    We support science in secondary schools and colleges through initiatives which encourage innovation and engaging practical activity in science lessons and STEM clubs and by piloting new approaches to teacher recruitment and professional development.

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  • National Initiatives and Partnerships

    We support a few key national initiatives which aim to increase coordination and collaboration between the wide range of organisations and projects promoting STEM education and careers, and improve communication between government and STEM communities on policy issues.

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Technicians Make it Happen at New Scientist Live

30 September 2016 Kate Ford

Technicians Make it Happen joined 119 other exhibitors and hundreds of speakers, at New Scientist Live – a four-day celebration of ideas and discovery from 22-25 September. With an estimated 20,000 visitors, the festival at ExCeL London highlighted some of the latest innovations in science, technology and engineering.

The Technicians Make it Happen stand shined a light on the talented technicians working in this country, the huge variety of roles that they undertake and the exceptional companies that they work for. From stories of Pharmaceutical Technicians, who create vital drugs for the NHS, to Sports Research Technicians who are integral to the UK’s best sporting innovations, Technicians Make it

Education Minister visits North East as region leads careers education pilot

27 September 2016 Kate Ford

The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State at the Department for Education, visited Churchill Community College in North Tyneside on Monday 26 September to see how our Good Career Guidance Benchmarks pilot, in partnership with the North East LEP, is helping young people in the region make better and more informed decisions about their future careers.

Churchill Community College in Wallsend, North Tyneside, is one of 16 schools and colleges in the North East LEP area currently piloting the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks. The North East LEP region is the first in the country to test the Benchmarks. During his visit to Churchill Community College, the Minister met with staff, students and local businesses to hear first-hand how the Good Career

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