Young people’s employability skills: the impact of STEMNET’s programmes

Marvell, R, Newton, B, Fohrbeck, A and Huxley, C (2016) Young people’s employability skills: the impact of STEMNET’s programmes. Project Report. STEM Learning.

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Abstract

In August 2015, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) was commissioned by STEMNET (the Science, Engineering, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) to investigate the impact of the STEM Ambassador and STEM Clubs programmes on young peoples’ employability skills. STEM Ambassadors are individuals who use STEM skills in their work, and volunteer to support the provision of STEM education to young people. STEM Ambassadors register with STEMNET and receive an induction from a local Contract Holder. They are required to engage in at least one activity annually. STEM Ambassadors are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and career stages, including apprentices. STEM Clubs are extra-curricular sessions that allow pupils to explore elements of STEM subjects in alternative formats outside the curriculum. STEM Clubs take place in secondary schools, mostly for Key Stage 3 students, with some provision for Key Stage 4 or primary students. They may focus on one particular STEM discipline or be cross-cutting. Activities can include practical experiments, investigations, group work, competitions and discussions. The ensuing report details the key findings concerning the impact of the STEM Ambassadors Programme and the STEM Clubs Programme on young people’s employability skills.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ2035 Life skills. Coping skills. Everyday living skills
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary education. High schools
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0008 Forms of education > LC0045 Nonformal education
Depositing User: Rosanna Marvell
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 09:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70310

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