STEM resources to help you engage girls
Since we launched People Like Me in September 2015, we have trained 6,500 people to deliver the People Like Me resources which show girls that choosing computing, maths and physics will open doors to the jobs of the future. Independent evaluation by the Open University, published today shows it is making an impact. 57% of girls are more interested in STEM careers after a People Like Me session and, perhaps even more significantly, 96% of mothers said they would support their daughter if she decided to pursue a STEM career.
Those of you who using the resources have been equally positive:
“Having run many People Like Me sessions, we know that the unique aspect is that girls, teachers and their parents are exposed to our in-house teams who can explain face to face what it is like to work in these incredibly important roles”
Sarah Atkinson, Vice President, Communications, CA Technologies
“Many ask what they can do to make a difference, and this represents a practical way for businesses to get involved”
Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK
We have ambitious plans to reach 200,000 girls, which means training up more of you to deliver People Like Me sessions as part of your outreach and engagement programmes. The need to reach girls and their families with a positive message about the value of choosing maths, computing and physics to open doors to jobs of the future is more pressing than ever before, as shown by the latest annual report on computing education from Roehampton University, flagged up in this month’s newsletter. Today, WISE launched an e-learning version of the People Like Me training and a checklist taking you through everything you need to put on a successful event for girls and their families. Find out more.
More June WISE News
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The Returners Fund
£1.5m Government fund for 'return to work' projects
The government has announced a £1.5m fund to help private sector companies, including STEM industries, to assist individuals who want to return to work following a career break of at least a year. Priority will be given to projects that focus on SMEs and employers outside London, as well as employment sectors that have a poor track record with returners.
Women in STEM in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Congratulations to all those recognised for their achievements in STEM. Including damehoods for Chief Scientific Officer Professor, Susan Hill (pictured at the WISE Awards 2017) and friend of WISE, Frances Saunders. CBEs also went to Heidi Mottram, Naomi Climer (ex-president of IET) and Mark Carne, CEO of Network Rail.