06 July 2020
Engaging as a business with the next generation, is a great way to increase staff morale, upskill your workforce, raise brand awareness and help close the future skills gap.
In research carried out on behalf of STEM Learning, over 90% of the feedback from their STEM Ambassador volunteers said that as a result of working with schools and young people they had an increase in their sense of achievement or reward and a similar number agreed that it increased their sense of satisfaction and morale at work.
But taking that first step and dipping the company toe into the water of STEM support can be very daunting, but it can also be one of the most rewarding things you can do. We have seen companies with one or two volunteers tentatively work initially with one school and then move onto dozens of staff volunteering on a regular basis and reaching thousands of young people each year.
We have compiled our top five tips to successfully contributing to the STEM agenda and working to inspire and educate the future workforce.
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North East Ambition is led by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is funded by the European Social Fund. Delivery partners include The Edge Foundation, the EY Foundation, RTC North and STEM learning Ltd. North East Ambition works with every secondary school, college and special education school in the North East to support them to achieve the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks by 2024. By doing this, every young person should be able to identify routes to a successful working life, make more informed decisions about their future and be better prepared for the workplace. Ensuring young people have the skills required for the future North East workforce is fundamental to our economic growth, underpinning our aim of driving an uplift of 100,000 more and better jobs by 2024.
For more information about North East Ambition and how it can help your company, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the STEM team at 01915164400