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Gearing Up for STEM in Thames Valley Berkshire

STEM Skills Strategy and Action Plan (2017-2019)

Consent form: If you are happy to take part, please sign the online consent form (Word, PDF) and email it to deirdre dot hughes at warwick dot ac dot uk.

The ‘IER Information leaflet’ accompanying these key questions provides an overview of the focus and purpose of this research. If you have any specific questions, we will be pleased to respond. Email deirdre dot hughes at warwick dot ac dot uk for more information.


Thank you for kindly agreeing to contribute as part of a series of key stakeholder consultations. We appreciate you feeding in your views and experiences to help inform the above-mentioned STEM Skills Strategy and Action Plan. This will contribute to important research commissioned by Adviza, Bracknell, in association with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP) and the Skills Funding Agency. We hope that you will share your thoughts on as many aspects of STEM skills issues are you think are appropriate and most important to you. Only those fields marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory.

We are seeking your views on four broad thematic areas: 1. Identifying gaps in STEM education and training and finding ways to support providers to develop provision that reduces STEM skills shortages, particularly in SMEs 2. Best policy and practice mechanisms to improve the pipeline of learners in STEM related areas from schools through to apprenticeships, further education (FE), community learning and higher education (HE) 3. Better alignment of STEM provision to strengthen and create capacity in key areas of economic growth e.g. digital technologies, science, engineering, mathematics and/or research, in particular with SMEs 4. Signposting to recommendations from national, regional and/or local STEM strategies and relevant research reports that can potentially extend good and interesting policies and practices.

Identifying gaps in STEM education and training and finding ways to support providers to develop provision that reduces STEM skills shortages, particularly in SMEs

Best policy and practice mechanisms to improve the pipeline of learners in STEM related areas from schools through to apprenticeships, further education (FE), community learning and higher education (HE)

Better alignment of STEM provision to strengthen and create capacity in key areas of economic growth, e.g. digital technologies, science, engineering, mathematics and/or research, in particular with SMEs

Signposting to recommendations from national, regional and/or local STEM strategies and relevant research reports that can potentially extend good and interesting policies and practices
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Thank you for making the time in your busy schedule to talk with me and to feed in your invaluable ideas and suggestions to the STEM Skills Strategy and Action Plan for the Thames Valley Berkshire area. This is greatly appreciated!

Please note: The final draft STEM Skills Strategy and Action Plan will be presented by IER to Adviza at the end of February, followed by a final version presented to the Skills Funding Agency in early March. All contributors to the research will receive a copy of the STEM Strategy and Action Plan from Carly Grimster (Adviza – Project Manager) and Jinny Christiansen (Adviza, Head of Marketing) once this has been formally approved by Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP) and the Skills Funding Agency, Coventry.

Project Team

Deirdre Hughes - Principal Investigator

Daria Luchinskaya

Clare Lyonette

Olga Siemers

Partners:

June Wiseman - BMG Research

Project Duration:

January 2017 - December 2019

Funder:

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Further links:

Adviza 'Gearing Up for STEM'

Green Paper ‘Building our Industrial Strategy' (BEIS, 2017)

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Skills Funding Agency