The ESB’s Education and Industry STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Programme aims to support schools across the county in enhancing links to key sector industry showcasing opportunities in Essex’s growing sectors to local students.
Through a range of projects, competition, activities and sector-focused events we aim to encourage greater take-up of key sector-related subjects at GCSE, A-Level, FE and HE, and greater numbers of young people progressing into employment (including Apprenticeships) in those same industry areas.
In 2018-19 we will be working closely with Make Happen (National Collaborative Outreach Project) to ensure that students in Essex from all backgrounds has access to the exciting events, activities and competitions we offer and support. These include ‘Health and Social Care Conferences,’ other key sector taster days, Royal Institution Computer Science, Maths and Engineering Masterclasses, and competitions such as Build a Rocket, Colchester Zoo Project and Build a Bridge. Download our up-to-date calendar at the side of this page for more information.
We also work particularly closely with College and University partners to put on a range of sector-focused taster events throughout the year, offering local students the chance to work with industry and academic representatives in hands-on workshops and to hear from local companies and FE/HE institutions about the jobs and courses available locally, relating to the sector in question. So if you have students interested in a career in the following:
• Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
• Financial & Related Services
• IT, Digital & Creative
Click on the tab here at www.essexesb.co.uk/events to scan through a list of our upcoming events or download our current calendar at the side of this page. Keep checking in throughout the academic year as we’ll continue to regularly add events and project/competition dates.
For more information about Taster Events/Masterclasses, please contact either James.Wilkinson@essex.gov.uk or Annette.Hall@essex.gov.uk. If you’re interested in finding out more about our competitions and project activities that we support, please contact Hannah.Mead@essex.gov.uk.