Support from Sir Simon Burns
The Royal Academy of Engineering says that by 2020 we’ll need twice as many engineering graduates and three times today’s number of apprentices if the UK is to meet the needs of an advanced manufacturing sector. Britain needs many more great young engineers if it is to become successful in tomorrow’s innovation-based economy.
There has never been a greater focus from Government on inspiring people, especially young people – boys and girls – to take up science, technology, engineering and maths. STEM disciplines are exciting career options and the heartbeat of the modern world.
STEM clubs, STEM challenges, competitions and outreach events in schools and colleges, supported by local industry and universities, are an exciting way for budding young engineers to enjoy a creative experience and engage with science and technology.
I am delighted that the Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society, with financial support from Essex Community Foundation, is now able to offer financial and practical support to local schools who would like to start or grow a STEM club.
I enthusiastically recommend this scheme.
Rt Hon Sir Simon Burns
Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, 1987-2017