Mike Jeffrey Assistant Principal, Edinburgh College said: “We at Edinburgh College are committed to embrace new STEM developments with a focus on cross-curriculum that enables technical and scientific students to develop the much sought after transferrable industry skills. Our new STEM Academy and the development of FabLab provide the innovative building blocks that enable our students to be immersed in new and emerging technologies. And, our STEM Manifesto that emerged from the STEM strategy that we have developed in partnership with the STEM Foundation sets a robust platform for the College to pursue its transformational plan with confidence. We are very pleased and proud to achieve the STEM Assured benchmark. It signals to employers our determination to drive excellence in STEM education and training.”
Dr Sarah Peers, Director of STEM Foundation said: “Edinburgh College demonstrated a strong commitment towards STEM cross-curricular provision and embraced horizon-scanning to enable matching the skills requirements of key sectors, such as energy and digital. Employers noted the excellence of the technical skills developed by the college and their positive impact on growth and recruitment in the region. Students interviewed during the validation process also expressed positive experiences at the College (tutors are brilliant) highlighting the good access routes to both industry and higher education. We are pleased to welcome Edinburgh College to the fold of STEM Assured college.”
Prof Sa'ad Medhat CEO of the STEM Foundation said: "the tremendous drive that Edinburgh College has demonstrated in embracing STEM innovation puts the college in an effective position to respond to employers and market needs". Congratulations and well done to all staff and students!"