STEM Clubs Week – Virtual Workshop: Enhancing Employability Skills & Careers Knowledge
June 13th 2022

STEM Clubs Week – Virtual Workshop: Enhancing Employability Skills & Careers Knowledge

Event Date: 30 June 2022
(Alternative dates available)

This online workshop from STEM Learning will promote opportunities for Career Leaders/Club Leaders to learn how to incorporate and enhance careers knowledge and build skills for students within club sessions.

Club leaders will become confident in their understanding and use of STEM Ambassadors, Science Capital, Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, Essential Skills and the Skills Builder Framework. 

The workshop will explore the following topics: 

  • understanding the value that thriving and successful clubs bring to a school
  • current club practice to promote careers, employability and essential skills
  • why essential employability skills are important and the role clubs can play
  • reviewing the Science Capital approach and how it can be used to raise student awareness of skills and careers knowledge
  • identifying essential skills and the methodology of the Skills Builder Framework
  • understanding the role and value of STEM Ambassadors and STEM Ambassador Hubs and how to engage with STEM Ambassadors
  • reviewing the Gatsby Career Benchmarks and how STEM Clubs can assist in addressing the skills shortage
  • embedding Careers and Essential Skills in club activities and projects to maximise value with short, medium and long term goals
  • how clubs can reward and add value to students demonstrating excellence in skill sets
  • what additional support is available, websites, organisations, STEM Clubs resources


By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • improve understanding of the STEM Ambassador programme and how it can support a STEM Club to increase student understanding of potential careers and the place STEM plays in the wider world
  • increase understanding of employability skills and how a STEM Club can enhance key skills utilising the Skills Builder Framework, helping to support the schools careers agenda and adherence to the Gatsby Careers Benchmark
  • develop skill sets of students by identifying career-led roles within projects and identifying opportunities to expand student experiences of potential careers and STEM influences such as STEM fairs, guest speakers, liaising with local companies etc
  • increase opportunities to engage parents in STEM Clubs, boost their knowledge of the importance of STEM subjects, their role in the workplace and the wider world.

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