Five EC-OG team members have signed up to be part of a nationwide programme to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects to young people aged 5 – 19.
Representatives from the STEM Ambassadors North of Scotland Hub, which is run by Aberdeen Science Centre, joined EC-OG today to mark the beginning of the company’s engagement in the programme. Debbie and Andrea from the STEM Ambassador Programme discussed the benefits to young people, teachers, schools and to the STEM ambassadors themselves.
The Ambassador programme is made up of volunteers from a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related jobs and aims to build a bridge between industry professionals, young people within schools, after-school clubs and their teachers.
There are currently over 24,000 active Ambassadors nationally and over 470 of those are based in the North East. The STEM Ambassadors run a range of activities such as career talks, classroom talks and online mentoring.
These activities have a positive effect on young people by providing insights into careers within the STEM industry as well as raising aspirations. STEM ambassadors provide real examples which are directly linked to the curriculum and provide an updated industry knowledge. Five EC-OG team members have joined this voluntary network and look forward to engaging in the ambassador activities.