Tamma Carel tells us about her experience working with young people. How this has not only inspired the students, but has also developed her own skills, and raised the profile of her business Imvelo Ltd.
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 Maths subject areas, but what’s the point, and more importantly, what’s in it for the business?
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.
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.
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.
Law firm Sintons has become part of a new programme which links employers with schools in the North East, to help develop curriculum projects and showcase a working environment to teachers for the benefit of their students.
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.