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Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) makes MerseySTEM official partner for STEM
Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) makes MerseySTEM official partner for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
After working in conjunction on numerous STEM projects, MerseySTEM is proud to announce that it is now the official STEM partner of the Liverpool City Region LEP.
With our joint focus on STEM educational projects and careers, MerseySTEM’s relationship with the Liverpool City Region LEP has gone from strength to strength. This connection peaked in 2014 when our Robotics Challenge heats concluded with a Grand Final at the Skills Show during the International Festival for Business. From that point on we have been working together to plan innovative events and activities to inspire.
Managing Director of MerseySTEM Michelle Dow said:
“Businesses need to attract new talent in a fast paced technological world and schools need to equip our young people for the future at the same pace. But, critically, both are often inundated with information whilst facing their own sectors’ evolving challenges. It is crucial that we work together on the STEM agenda and we are thrilled to be working alongside the Liverpool City Region LEP.”
As an organisation working to support teachers in raising career aspirations & inspiring their students in the STEM subjects, it is imperative that we have our finger on the pulse of the strategic economic development in our region. We are perfectly placed to communicate the LEP’s messages, regarding the current and future skills needs of businesses, to schools & colleges, helping to ensure the creation of an informed & suitably-skilled future workforce from within the local talent pool.
Of the new partnership, Liverpool City Region LEP Sector Manager, Advanced Manufacturing, Simon Reid said:
“STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills are critical for economic competitiveness. The Liverpool City Region Employment and Skills Board have identified a broad range of occupations that require STEM skills and individuals with these skills can command a wage premium across a range of sectors.
“The Advanced Manufacturing Skills for Growth Agreement highlights that more work is needed to encourage young people to pursue a career in Advanced Manufacturing and recommends that STEM learners should be encouraged to apply their science and maths skills through practical projects.
“MerseySTEM’s engaging interactive events help pupils understand how interesting and fun STEM can be and that the STEM subjects they choose can help them on the path to achieving employment. They come to understand a variety of STEM principles as a team whilst utilising leadership and problem-solving skills.
“We are looking forward to working in partnership with them on the 2015 Robotics Challenge, supporting The Big Bang North West 2015 and numerous other STEM projects. As MerseySTEM say, we want to ‘make it happen!.”
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