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Petroc joins elite group of colleges with STEM Assured Standard

Industry often favours employing those graduating learners that possess more rounded STEM technical knowledge and skills. This is why Petroc College wanted to become a STEM Assured College and make their STEM students standout. 

The STEM Assured Standard provides a  robust framework that benchmarks and validates a college’s capability in delivering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum through a range of programmes, activities and events. 

Pené Prior, Petroc’s Director for Quality and Performance, said: “The STEM Assured Standard confirms to our students and to local employers and businesses that Petroc is delivering high quality education and training in these subjects, which are essential to the local economy. We are delighted to have gained this award through the hard work of all our staff across the college.” 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this video to find out about STEM Assured 


Petroc’s Principal, David Dodd said:“our aim is to be an outstanding college at the heart of an outstanding learning community; economically, culturally and socially. We have identified the STEM clusters and developed an integrated STEM strategy to underpin the emerging and growth priority sectors that rely on STEM skills in North and Mid-Devon. STEM Assured provides the confidence and mark of distinction that employers often look for.”

Prof Sa’ad Medhat, Chief Executive of NEF said:“By achieving the STEM Assured Standard, Petroc has now joined an elite group of colleges that can demonstrate and benchmark the value of their STEM offering to students, developing courses that encourage new ways of thinking and working closely with local businesses to ensure that the learning is aligned with industry trends.

“The Standard signals Petroc’s unique selling points to the students, employers and funders, demonstrating the college’s determination to further develop and strengthen its STEM focused provision.” 

If you wish to stand out, become a STEM Assured provider, please contact Dr Abrar Jawaid on 0208 786 3677 or info@thenef.org.uk 

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