Calling all STEM founders, employers or employees

We have been contacted by CSW Group - Devon to ask if anyone would be interested in helping at the either/both of the following events:

Mentors for Engineering Project

Location: Pilton Community College

Dates: From now until May

Times: Thursdays 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Pilton Community College has two Go4SET teams (teams completing an Engineering project) that need help from a local company mentor. Teams consist of 6 Pupils Year 8/9. They are meeting each Thursday 1.30pm – 2.15pm. Mentor will have to go into the school each Thursday, take away Easter and half term in May and help the teams’ complete their projects, to include a report, model, display stand and 5 minute presentation. They will also be invited to come along to the culmination of the scheme on 23rd May at the Plymouth University.

Generation STEM Work Preparation Day

Location: Pilton Community College 

Date: Tuesday 8th May

Times: 8.30am to 3pm

We are seeking a range of STEM Ambassadors to take part in a Generation STEM Work Preparation Day with Year 10 students (aged 14-15). You will take the role of a ‘Business Partner’, sharing your personal career journey in STEM and experience of navigating the job market as you guide a small group of students through various activities, including writing effective job applications and performing well at an interview. If you’re keen to give young people a concrete idea of what modern-day employers are looking for, then this is the opportunity for you!  

If you would like further information on either event, or are able to help out, please contact Toni Oatway by email.

Or become a STEM Ambassador

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a STEM Ambassador, then they are ALWAYS looking for more ambassadors from all STEM areas so if you or anyone you know may be interested – as long as you have some connection to STEM then they would love to hear from you.  STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time (at least 2 STEM events per year) and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.

If you would like to become a STEM Ambassador then please register here stating that you would like to become a STEM Ambassador.  Once registered, you'll receive an email inviting you to attend a STEM Ambassador induction near you, alongside details on how to start your online DBS check required for this role.