Mr Corrigan and Mrs Harris attended the first Plymouth STEM Conference this week. The event was to showcase the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) opportunities available in Plymouth, sample STEM related curriculum activities and highlight the skills shortage that currently exists in these areas. It is important that our students are made aware of these skills shortages, to ensure they achieve the necessary qualifications and develop the right skills, to progress into promising careers within this sector. As well as hearing from inspiring speakers, it was also a pleasure to catch up with ex-student James Linford who was attending the event as an apprentice ambassador with BD.
Plans are already underway for further information, advice and guidance events in the new academic year to promote STEM careers and start to link curriculum areas to this important sector.