Your organisation can promote enthusiasm among school children, motivating a future workforce by engaging them in STEM activities that encourage career opportunities within your sector.
Our expertise will help you to increase and sustain the number of local children considering a future within your industry.
We focus on highlighting STEM opportunities for young people by building visible links between science education and its application in industry and related careers.
We offer science industries a range of tailored approaches to working with schools across the country.
Training is available to cultivate and support a programme of local collaboration with schools and teachers, enhancing your company reputation and building strong links with local schools.
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies said:
“I have never felt so personally rewarded in showing off our manufacturing building to a group of visitors in the last ten years.
“The children were the most energetic, quizzical group, with an infectious enthusiasm to learn, to understand what we do as scientists at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.”
CIEC has developed over 100 resources for science companies and organisations, linking school curriculum science with industry’s core practices, processes, products and people to reverse the negative perceptions children often hold about industry.
We have built our educational expertise and reputation to ensure that these resources are highly regarded in schools.
The well-established Children Challenging Industry programme involves a company or organisation hosting one of CIEC’s advisory teachers to train industry personnel in carrying out ambassador or site visits, and to work directly in local schools to train teachers and engage primary children in exciting science investigations, focusing on science relevant to both the curriculum and industry’s practices.
Primary Teacher said:
“The children were really enthused by the apprentices, and I think it helped them to realise that what we learn in school does have an impact on their life, particularly if that was the sort of career that the children considered.
“Lots of the children thought that they were really ‘cool’, and wanted to be like them because their job sounded fun and interesting.”