Smallpiece Trust launch new courses for 2017
30 November 2016
The Smallpiece Trust has recently launched its exciting new courses for 2017. With the new academic year well under way, The Smallpeice Trust is continuing its mission to give young people everything they need to fuel a passion for engineering. Last year they celebrated their 50th year by delivering 600 STEM events to 50,000 students; a record for Smallpeice. Their new courses cover the whole spectrum of engineering. Everything from aerospace, to marine technology and newer fields such as artificial intelligence and cyber security. The courses are available to apply for now on the Smallpeice website, with the first scheduled to take place in March of next year.
The Smallpeice Trust believe passionately in encouraging young people to consider the STEM subjects and dare to imagine a career in one of the UK’s most exciting sectors. It is well know that the country is currently experiencing a shortage of engineers due to insufficient numbers of school students taking the STEM subjects. Furthermore the lack of women is also a problem: recent figures show that only 9% of the workshop is currently female.
The Smallpiece Trust have delivered STEM days to schools up and down the UK and continue to work with partners to ensure they reach as many young people as possible. They are also fully committed to ensuring that more girls take part and last year we saw a big increase in participation with 43% of female students on courses.
We therefore encourage schools, parents and all STEM ambassadors to pass on the message and inform young people aged 12-17 about the fantastic opportunities that Smallpeice can offer them in 2017.
See the full timetable here.