28/05/2021

Delivering STEM learning to boost local skills and economy

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The government is encouraging more students, including those West Yorkshire, into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and training at further and higher education level.

Improving take-up of STEM subjects is vital for the UK’s future economic needs and to drive productivity.

Kirklees College is leading excellence in engineering and manufacturing industry through its apprenticeship and training programmes. Working with its employer partners, the college is aiming to support the future workforce of the industry and aid the recovery of the local economy following Covid-19.

The dedicated Engineering and Process Manufacturing Centre also highlights the college’s commitment to investing in state-of-the-art facilities that directly benefit trainees and employers. Coupled with expert tuition, students have the opportunity to gain the talent needed across the industry, making them more valuable as they continue their studies and enter the workplace.

Kirklees College will also be delivering T Levels from 2022 in Digital, Construction and Engineering and Manufacturing. Developed with employers, these new high-quality technical qualifications are designed to meet the needs of industry and equip students with the relevant skills needed for the workplace.

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, said:

“We know that supporting education providers to deliver STEM-related careers education is important. Careers information, advice and guidance opens young people’s eyes to a range of different career possibilities, such as careers in STEM, and challenge stereotypes, as well as helping to prepare young people for the workplace.”

For more information on our STEM courses, visit https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/subjects/.

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