Tops tips for careers stands and events
Emphasise the values and benefits which students (and their families) care about.
Emphasise the ‘types of people’ that are successful in a range of STEM careers (WISE - People Like Me).
Provide opportunity to meet a range of young role models from similar backgrounds
Offer workplace experience/taster days – include ‘girls only’ events.
Discuss social and cultural pressures that may influence career choices.
Offer peer support and mentoring.
Show that there are vocational routes leading to technician and apprenticeship jobs and that these are a positive alternative and a stepping stone into higher education.
Communicate the demand for and benefit of STEM skills and qualifications to parents, who are significant influencers.
Support teachers through STEM CPD.