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Is encouraging more young people into engineering important to you

Is encouraging more young people into engineering important to you

Written: 17 February 2015

How?  Through a highly acclaimed Go4SET project

The Project:

Teams of 6 mixed ability Pupils (12-14yrs) alongside their Company Mentor will work on a 10-week environmentally themed project, allowing students to apply maths, science, technology subjects to real engineering problem, whilst developing work ready skills such as team work, project planning, presentation skills, report writing skills and many more.

Does it Work?

68.52% of students said that the Go4SET experience has made them more likely to study STEM in future

91.5% of company mentors said it was directly relevant to industry needs

84.6% of company mentors said it was directly beneficial to their own CPD

100% of teachers said the project was directly beneficial to the students.

 

Ahmed Farrag, a Graduate Electrical Engineer at the Centrica Energy, who took part in Go4SET as a Mentor said:

Go4SET is a great scheme that overlaps directly with the company policies and employees ethics of getting involved with the community, helping students visualise their future and aid in building future leaders.’

Benefits to your Company

  • ·         "open your company doors" - Pupils and Teachers will gain industrial experience through their visit to your company – learning about what your business does
  • ·         Develop skills and equip your workforce - Go4SET provides CPD opportunities for Company Mentors
  • ·         Promote STEM careers and change perceptions

Key Dates: The Plymouth Go4SET Hub

Launches on:                                    5th March at Flybe Training Academy

Celebration & Assessment Day:      25th June in conjunction with Big Bang South West

Cost: The cost to the company to sponsor a team is £850+VAT per team

For more Info: Contact Malgosia Kapala, Go4SET Coordinator on 01752 762 110 / m.kapala@etrust.org.uk