This report was commissioned by Devon County Council on behalf of the Productive Skills for Devon and Somerset (PS4D+S) network as part of a series of reports examining the progress being made across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) area towards employment and skills priorities.
The network was interested in examining ‘measures, projects and interventions that had proven effective in encouraging the take-up of STEM skills among young people’ (aged 11 to 18) in the context of on-going review of their spending priorities.
The findings of the report were presented to the network at their 23rd April 2012 meeting.
This focus of this report is on:
• Measures that providers in the HotSW and elsewhere have taken to effectively engage employers to promote interest in STEM learning from ages 11 to 18;
• Gathering perspectives from partners on steps that could be taken within the HotSW Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to increase the level or the depth of employer engagement in the STEM agenda.
This is set within a description of its policy context and an analysis of data on take-up of STEM subjects in the local area.
Employer engagement in STEM Learning in the
Heart of the South West - Executive Summary
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