Technological advances and changes to occupational structures are driving up skills requirements across all STEM-industry sectors.
We need to address the fact that 20% of employers are already experiencing significant recruitment difficulties, whilst forecasts also suggest that we will need to replace 50% of our Associate Professionals & Technicians and 30% of Skilled Tradespeople over the next 10 years. The current skills system remains too supply-side driven, and is severely misaligned with industrial direction.
Having the right STEM strategy is critical for any FE college. It provides a blue print for the college to reposition its offer in line with regional STEM sector demands and local economic priorities. It ultimately drives both employability and revenue growth for the college and its region.
The NEF’s STEM in Development programme has helped over 70 FE colleges throughout the UK to re-invent their STEM provision, strengthen their employer engagement and achieve growth. Check out the case studies and feedback.
Don’t delay, act now and lead your STEM transformation today!
For further information, please contact Dr Jo Elloway on firstname.lastname@example.org