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.
Employers view the promotion of STEM subjects & awareness of their career options as top priority areas for action. Most career choices STEM from childhood experiences.
Science Starz is a Community Interest Company with a Board of Directors that oversees the management and governance of the organisation. We operate with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers mainly made up of women on the road or back on the road to employment. We are also grateful to a number of funders and supporters, without whom we could not deliver workshops to the extent that we do.