New partnership boosts STEM support for schools

Oct 11, 2017

New partnership boosts STEM support for schools

Tomorrow’s Engineers and STEM Learning are launching Tomorrow’s Engineers ENTHUSE Partnerships to build strategic industry relations with schools in priority areas.

With funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company and Project ENTHUSE, this new programme will support young people to increase their engagement in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which open up a huge range of career possibilities and contribute to social mobility.

Schools and colleges in selected areas across England will be invited to apply to access:

  • bursary funded STEM-specific CPD
  • the opportunity for teachers to spend up to two weeks with a STEM employer
  • employer-led activities to inspire students
  • support to establish and sustain STEM Club activities
  • support from STEM Ambassadors
  • support worth up to £12,000

Engineering employers will have the opportunity to work directly with schools, offering hands-on experience, insight and inspiration to teachers and students.

Sarah Devonport, Regional Engagement Manager and Tomorrow’s Engineers programme lead, said: “Employers play an important role in making the link between classroom learning and their application in real jobs. This programme sees us build on our experience of working with employers to help them develop fruitful relationships with local schools that see real benefits in terms of student transition into the workplace.”

Fran Dainty, Head of STEM Content and Expertise at STEM Learning, said: “STEM subjects play a vital role in widening the opportunities available to young people. This programme enables us to bring together the proven support of STEM Learning’s ENTHUSE Partnerships with Tomorrow’s Engineers excellent network of employer support to benefit young people in some of the key opportunity areas around the country.”

Employers interested in working locally with schools are invited to contact the Tomorrow’s Engineers team on


Notes to editors:

Tomorrow’s Engineers ENTHUSE Partnerships
The Tomorrow’s Engineers ENTHUSE Partnerships programme offers schools and employers the combined expertise and experience of Tomorrow’s Engineers, STEM Learning and the Careers and Enterprise company to drive up STEM engagement in 17 LEP areas. The two-year project aims to involve 200 schools, in local clusters, strategically linking them with industry employers.

The LEP areas are: Coast to Capital, Coventry and Warwickshire, Cumbria, Gloucestershire, Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Humber, Lancashire, Leeds City Region, Leicester and Leicestershire, Liverpool City Region, Sheffield City Region, Solent, South East, and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire


Tomorrow’s Engineers
The Tomorrow’s Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to grow the talent pipeline as part of a collective drive. Delivering national impact through local coordination, Tomorrow’s Engineers has directly reached over 300,000 young people in the past year. Tomorrow’s Engineers brings a strategic approach to schools engagement, building links with industry and schools. This results in greater coordination so employer outreach extends to where the need and potential impact are greatest.

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, the Network is dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM, and increasing the numbers of young people progressing in STEM studies and STEM-related careers.

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