Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 19 October

First published in the Worcester News on 19.10.2018

We are delighted to be supporting the ‘Worcestershire Primary STEM challenge’, which is helping to highlight the importance of skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to 30 of the county’s primary schools currently taking part.

Worcestershire LEP is working alongside Worcestershire County Council to inspire the future generations of engineers that will help to drive the future economy of Worcestershire. We know that STEM skills are particularly important to the future growth of Worcestershire’s businesses and we are keen to ensure that companies can be confident that their local workforce has the skills that they require to grow.

The Worcestershire Primary STEM challenge is helping to teach our young people that engineers are influencing our lives in so many different ways. As well as developing an understanding of how STEM skills are used in the wider community, the challenge is also helping children to learn the benefits of teamwork and creative thinking.

We are pleased to be working with groups like STEMworks to help teach the importance of STEM in schools. STEMworks will continue to visit primary schools throughout the Autumn and Spring terms, and we are encouraging more schools to sign up to the programme.

For further information on the Worcestershire Primary STEM challenge, do visit their website www.stemworks.co.uk

Of course, there is more opportunity to see the work that we are doing to help create our future workforce at our Worcestershire LEP Annual Conference. This will include more information on innovative new schemes designed to help provide our younger generations with the best start to their future careers.

We have already received well over 310 registrations for our Conference, taking place on Friday 30 November at the Chateau Impney, and we are looking forward to meeting with businesses across the county. To register your attendance at the event, please visit www.wlep18.eventreference.com