The importance of STEM from a young age
Science Starz aims to ignite an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) from an early age in order to increase attainment at GSCE level by early intervention at nursery and primary level.
Why is this important?
Latest ETA inspections highlight World Around Us, Auditory & Visual Learning as areas for improvement.
Latest CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Education & Skills Survey reveals concerning trends for the Northern Irish economy:
65% experiencing/anticipating difficulty recruiting individuals for apprenticeships.
76% not confident there will be sufficient people available in the future to fill high-skilled roles.
An already acute skills shortage in Northern Ireland is set to be further exacerbated.