All About STEM EVENTS
DBS ID Checking for New & Existing STEM Ambassadors in the All About STEM offices
If the advertised dates for DBS ID Checking are not convenient, we would be happy to see you at either of our offices in Maghull (L31 6DE) or Liverpool (L1 0AH). Please email Helen and specify which office you would like to visit together with a couple of dates and times that are suitable to you. We will check our diary for availability and confirm a mutually agreeable appointment. You will need to allow 10-15 minutes for the ID Check.
Illuminating Careers with STEM Ambassadors
Enhancing Gatsby Benchmark 5
15th April 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
STEM Ambassadors can help provide encounters with employers and employees as outlined under Benchmark 5 by providing presentations, workshops and hands-on activities related to work, employment and the skills used in the workplace. But how do you find one?
Come along to this session to find out what our STEM Ambassadors can do, how to request one and how to utilise them effectively to help contribute to your school’s careers plan and to enhance curriculum learning. Encounters with STEM ambassadors have been proven to increase engagement and understanding of STEM subjects as well as raise aspirations and knowledge of careers, so this opportunity is not to be missed!
Pick and Mix Your Own Careers Event
Supporting Gatsby Benchmark 5
22nd April 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
In this online session we will spotlight resources that you can put together to make your own bespoke in-school careers event.
With so much online content available, this session will highlight where to go for support and resources that are relevant to us in the Liverpool City Region.
Come away with a wide selection of options of where to find webinars, videos, masterclasses, inspirational speakers and much more.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Supporting Gatsby Benchmark 7
29th April 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
In this online session we will showcase a full range of Apprenticeship resources for Teachers and Careers Advisers in the Liverpool City Region. As curriculum teachers, it is important you know all about the opportunities within our region to provide effective guidance in a curriculum-based setting.
We will talk you through the NEW ASK Offer Brochure which outlines how the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges Programme works and highlight a wide collection of student and parent resources for teachers to share, enabling students to continue to learn about apprenticeships and parents to find out more.
Spotlight on Careers and the Curriculum
Gatsby Benchmark 4
6th May 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
Consider collaboration within your own settings in relation to careers information, advice and guidance and Gatsby Benchmark 4. We will explore the local collaborative approach to ‘Building Back Better’ and the current challenges to careers in light of the Covid 19 pandemic, as well as resources to support you in embedding careers within the curriculum.
Local Employer Session
Gatsby Benchmark 5
13th May 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
Find out more about the local employer landscape in the Liverpool City Region. Hear from local employers about what they have to offer and how they can work to connect with your school to improve careers and employability skills.
Utilising Careers Resources
Gatsby Benchmark 4 and 5
20th May 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
There is a wealth of careers resources out there, but how do you effectively use them in a classroom-based setting to enhance careers knowledge and underpin the Gatsby Benchmark principles? Find out how to use Creating Careers on demand videos and the wrap around pre and post work that makes it meaningful.
CREST Awards ‘Connecting to Careers in the Liverpool City Region‘
Gatsby Benchmark 4
27th May 5.45pm – 6.30pm followed by a Teachers Lounge from 6.30pm
“What’s the point of this, miss?”
How do the skills pupils learn while completing CREST Awards help to enhance their transferrable skills that are essential for employment? What jobs in the Liverpool City Region use these skills?
This session will introduce you to CREST Award activities which can build transferrable skills for your pupils and relate to jobs within the Liverpool City Region.
Enhancing Employability Skills and Careers Knowledge
The workshop will promote opportunities for 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 is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision.
Designed as a 2 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities, opportunities to network and explores 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