March 20th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

About the event

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In October 2017, the Scottish Government launched their strategy to boost STEM education and uptake.  The ambitions of the strategy continue to focus on improving uptake of and attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects with a fundamental commitment to ensuring that STEM careers remain open and realisable for everyone. Over one year on from the release of the strategy, it is timely to examine what progress has been made so far in boosting uptake, strengthening the STEM talent pipeline and delivering the skills Scotland needs to thrive in the economy of the future.

We are in an era of unprecedented change, with technology revolutionising every aspect of our daily lives. Feeding this change is a highly skilled workforce, however significant skills gaps in STEM sectors are persevering. Scotland’s economic potential cannot be fully realised until we have a skilled, flexible and sustainable workforce able to respond to and drive fast-evolving technological innovation. We cannot afford to have outdated perceptions of ‘male, pale and stale’ STEM industries preventing our talented learners from thriving within STEM careers – so how do we ensure that passion becomes career and all learners have the knowledge and opportunity to realise their STEM potential? 

Join Holyrood on 20 March for our 4th annual STEM in Scotland conference, as we examine the key issues facing STEM skill delivery in Scotland. Sessions will take a comprehensive look at the STEM educational landscape and scrutinise the challenges and opportunities that remain. From improving learning experiences and exploding off-putting stereotypes to tackling learner attrition – STEM is at the heart of ambitions for Scotland’s economy, let’s deliver.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from a wide range of stakeholders including:

  • Headteachers/Deputy Headteachers
  • Heads of science, technology, engineering, and maths subjects
  • Senior educators
  • Directors of Education
  • FE/HE Academics
  • Trade Associations and representative bodies
  • Industry