Over 2015 – 2016 Primary Engineer has been involved with the MOD looking at a variety of ways that will increase the number of children progressing through their school years towards a career in engineering. On the 6th December 2016, the MOD published this article on their website:
The UK is facing a national skills shortage related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Defence is playing its part within an integrated UK approach.
The Defence STEM Engagement interlinks with national initiatives from the Department for Education, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the devolved equivalents across the whole of the UK.
Our chosen strategic partners are:
We will work together with these organisations and other STEM charities to promote the uptake of STEM subjects in schools by inspiring young people and demonstrating that a career in STEM, regardless of sector, is an exciting and rewarding opportunity.
The Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and MOD Civil Service have each provided a single point of contact who will be responsible for cascading requests and coordinating effort between the numerous outreach and youth engagement teams.
These teams can provide a plethora of age group appropriate STEM activities at events, open days and by visiting individual schools and organisations.