Marine Engineering Workshop

The Marine Engineering STEM Workshop was chosen to receive the Maritime UK STEM Award for 2019. The award recognizes the quality, hard work and dedication of the team in delivering workshops and promoting DYW and STEM as a route into engineering for pupils in schools throughout Scotland. Since starting the program 4 years ago, they have delivered the workshop to more than 26,000 pupils nationwide. They have developed a new

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Young STEM Leaders

An exciting new award which aims to spark greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) among young people is being launched in Scotland and your organisation / youth group could be part of the Young STEM Leaders Award pilot! A key strand of the Scottish Government’s Strategy for STEM Education and Training (2017), children and young people will be given the chance to inspire, lead and mentor their peers through

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Academy 9 Project – National Conference, 19 and 20 March 2019

You are invited to the first Academy9 ‘Building a Legacy’ conference – inspired by the A9 Dualling Programme.  The interactive event will showcase the award-winning Academy9 Programme, which has seen industry educate and inspire thousands of young people from Perth to Inverness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We will lift the lid on the secrets of its success to inspire others. Selected workshop highlights include: Enhancing Construction Safety

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New NHSScotland Careers Resource pack now available!

NHS Education for Scotland has developed an NHSScotland Careers Resource pack which is fresh out of the box and ‘ready to go’! The pack contains a ready-made set of lessons with everything you need for a one-off lesson or a full Unit of five lessons. The pack contains:   A comprehensive booklet called ‘A Career for You in Health’ which is a guide to every job family in NHSScotland. This booklet

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Explorathon is coming!

Explorathon is a set of interactive ‘Meet the Researcher’ events happening all over Scotland on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September. It’s part of a Europe-wide programme called European Researchers’ Night, there’s a particular emphasis on European funded research but any researchers can take part. Check out the link below to see what is happening near you! http://www.explorathon.co.uk/

Primary Science Education Conference (PSEC) is coming to Edinburgh!

The Primary Science Education Conference (PSEC) is coming to Edinburgh in June 2019. It will bring together teachers and primary science experts from across the UK and internationally to share best practice in primary science teaching. From 6-8 June 2019, the comprehensive programme will offer outstanding professional development in primary science, complemented by a dynamic exhibition specifically focussed on primary science teaching. Now is the perfect time to register your interest

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Scottish Learning Festival 2018: 11 exciting DYW related seminars on offer

As one of the key  priorities in education, Developing the Young Workforce related contributions will feature prominently again at the SLF 2018 (19 – 10 September, SCCC, Glasgow).  This year’s main focus  will be on School-Employer Partnerships and STEM related learning around DYW. Here is a list of key seminars: Wednesday, 19 September Title Presenters/education establishment Room/ Time School-employer and Local Authority partnerships: A partnership approach to delivering DYW Donald MacLeod, Western Isles, + Laxdale Primary School

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Angus STEM event attended by more than 300 people

An event to raise aspirations towards, and interest in, STEM was enjoyed by more than 300 people at Arbroath Academy. The Angus STEM Festival featured shows from Aberdeen and Dundee Science Centres, as well as Generation Science alongside interactive workshops and stalls presented by local colleges, universities and STEM employers.  Organised by Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), the festival also aimed to highlight

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Scottish Power Energy Network – CPD event for teachers and practitioners: 28 March 2018

This is the first in a series of four opportunities which allows DYW representatives, teachers and educators to gain in-depth insight into what SP Energy Networks look for in candidates.  The event will take place on 28 March 2018 and will run twice on that day. Attendees will have the choice of either a morning slot from 9-12 noon or an afternoon slot from 1-4pm. The programme as follows: Two

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LANTRA 2017 – Career Workshops and Skills Events

The latest event in a series of  workshops and events on career pathways and skills development in the land-base, aquaculture and environmental industries, will take place on Thursday, 14 December, Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld (10am – 3pm). (contact: 01738 310164 or Scotland@lantra.co.uk) Two recent LANYRA career workshops run for SDS career staff, teachers, DYW regional groups etc. were held in Perth & Lanark. Here are the links to the presentations from

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