Academy9 brings Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) to Life: Geology, Ecology and Engineering

Academy9 brings Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) to Life: Geology, Ecology and Engineering

Are you a Primary level Educator looking for Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) ideas? With so many careers in STEM there are undoubtably some that are lesser known, especially to Primary School pupils. The Academy9 project aims to bridge the gap between industry and education by bringing real life professionals into schools to deliver age and stage appropriate learning activities. We had the pleasure of delivering our Roadshow event to

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How Confident are your Learners when it comes to Careers in STEM?

How Confident are your Learners when it comes to Careers in STEM?

STEM is an acronym that we are no stranger to in the context of Education and Developing the Young Work Force (DYW) these days, but are we exposing young people enough to the wide variety of careers in STEM? It is an umbrella term that covers so many different employment sectors and career opportunities, that, as adults, even we can stumble upon job roles within STEM that we were unaware

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Archaeological Excitement at Northern Schools

Archaeological Excitement at Northern Schools

Ever thought about the past? If you find yourself wondering what life was like in centuries gone by, how humans lived and where they travelled, then a career in archaeology could be your calling! Archaeology is an area that is not always the first to spring to mind when you think of STEM and large infrastructure projects like the A9 dualling project, however archaeologists are here to protect our heritage

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Supporting senior pupils to take their ‘Next Steps’

Supporting senior pupils to take their ‘Next Steps’

This month we are planning for a live event at Kingussie High School to support their senior pupils to take their ‘Next Steps’ post school. We will provide workshops on: Job Applications Apprenticeship vs Graduate routes Mindset and Resilience Using Social Media to find a Job More information on what these sessions involve can be seen in the gallery images below. Most of these session are also available for learners

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Imagine delivering STEM in schools and loving every minute of it

Imagine delivering STEM in schools and loving every minute of it

Academy9, Transport Scotland’s education programme, are now working with the RAiSE (Raising Aspirations in Science Education) network across Scotland to share engaging opportunities for delivering STEM and Careers in the Primary School classroom.    The Academy9 team shared our ‘Roadshow II’ activity plans and classroom presentations, and the RAiSE Primary School Development Officers (PSDOs) tried the activities out.  The Roadshow II is a nationally available resource to support teaching specifically about

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Academy9 September Roadshows

Academy9 September Roadshows

Last month the Academy9 team travelled from Glasgow to Grantown and delivered our Roadshow event for 4 primary schools over two days. Young people in Primary 6 and 7 from Carrbridge, Abernethy, Deshar and Grantown all participated in our first in person event in over two years. The Roadshow event gives young people an insight into three STEM based careers, placed in the context of the A9 Dualling programme. Teachers

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Academy9 Senior Mentoring Programme Launches at Kingussie High School

Academy9 Senior Mentoring Programme Launches at Kingussie High School

The Academy9 Career Mentoring programme launches this month at Kingussie High School.  S4-6 pupils volunteer to take part in four online sessions with an industry professional working on the A9 Dualling programme in a career of interest to the pupil.  The professional acts as a mentor during all the sessions and pupils are invited to explore career options, pathways and their next steps toward future employment.  Pupils at Kingussie with

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Academy9 Are Ready To Come Work With Schools.

Academy9 Are Ready To Come Work With Schools.

The Academy9 Team have been working hard, getting our professionals trained up and ready to visit schools along the A9 Corridor.   The Roadshow event has always been a favourite amongst pupils, teachers and professionals. Young people in primary 6 get the chance to meet an ecologist, geologist and engineer and experience what it’s like to work in these roles.   Students can learn about some of the important plants and animals

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Why focus learning on an infrastructure project?

Why focus learning on an infrastructure project?

The dualling of the A9, the longest road in Scotland, provides a fascinating case study for multiple aspects of STEM learning and not just in civil engineering.  Due to the scale of the project, the location of this infrastructure and the connection it provides for local communities and nationally, many avenues for STEM learning are encompassed.    Scale There are 800+ people employed in the design and planning phase of the

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