Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM). Welcome to the North West Regional STEM Centre. “ We cannot stress too forcibly our concern at the critical shortage of people with STEM capabilities. This is a burning issue to be addressed or the UK will not remain competitive. “
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“We cannot stress too forcibly our concern at the critical shortage of people with STEM capabilities. This is a burning issue to be addressed or the UK will not remain competitive. “
Council for Industry Higher Education (2009)
It has worked!
High priority skills for immediate action:
One of the most striking themes to emerge from the Audit is the growing importance of technicians, especially in specialist STEM areas.
UK Commission for Employment and skills, 2010
... a considerable shift in labour demand towards skilled
workers, implying that future jobs will become more
knowledge and skills intensive .
Technicians and associate professionals ….. have the highest potential for job creation in the next decade (around 4.5 million)
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2010
NCETM Action Research Project:
From Pockets of Excellence:
Using collaborative approaches and sharing good practice to improve uneven performance in Numeracy
Two Science Action Research Projects
Supported by the regional Science
Learning Centre for the North West
Improved the quality of teaching and
learning in practical work in both
Chemistry and Biology
STEM Excellence and Innovation
“Made to Measure: Collaborative
teaching and Sharing Good Practice in Maths and Engineering”
Used and developed TLP resources on measurement across the STEM
STEM Excellence and Innovation Award
“Ready to Launch: Progression from level 2 to 3 in Post 16 STEM”
Examined the role of maths in progression for learners from level 2 to level 3 STEM
STEM Excellence, Improvement
and Innovation Award
“Girls into Engineering”
supported by Royal Academy of
Aimed to increase the
participation of young women in
Successful Engagement with STEMNET
Visits by Science and Engineering Ambassadors
Enrichment activities included
WMC learners win a showcase stand at the National Big Bang – Young Scientists and Engineers Fair
“From Re- launch to Lift Off: Moving Applied Science & Maths up to the next level”
Wirral Metropolitan College became the
LSIS Regional STEM Centre for the North West,leading on behalf of FUSION and MCA
The centre’s purpose is to drive excellence in STEM in the North West in the Learning and Skills Sector
Facilitates face to face and online regional STEM networks & CPD events
Supports provider led CPD in STEM
Supports Knowledge and Technology Transfer activity.
Arranges bespoke training by national lead organisations in STEM.
The best is yet to come