Tag: STEM careers

There’s a drop in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications but what has changed?

There’s a drop in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications but what has changed?

Recent statistics from the Department of Education suggests that ‘the proportion of 19-year-olds with level 2 and 3 qualifications has dropped for the first time in more than a decade after seeing a steady percentage of young people achieving GCSE & A Level qualification. The article further explained that the percentage of 19-year-olds achieving a … Continue reading There’s a drop in Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications but what has changed?

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

STEM careers have been in the news recently, and this is because more businesses are now asking for training in the areas where they feel skills are short and STEM are seen to be part of this. Sean Coughlan BBC’s Education Correspondent stated that, ‘Vocational skills and technical education have been longstanding weaknesses in England's … Continue reading Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Info pack to boost girls’ ‘ambitions’

The Government is to send an info pack to parents of daughters, to help them bring up 'aspirational' young women. Is it needed - and what good will it do? The packs will include advice on issues such as subject and career choice. Maria Miller, the culture secretary and minister for women and equalities, is sending … Continue reading Info pack to boost girls’ ‘ambitions’