The Shaping, Enhancing and Nurturing STEM in Europe Project is a result of cooperation of a strong partnership of Regional Authorities governing education (including VET) on the regional level – Zlínský kraj in the Czech Rep., VET providers – GRETB in Ireland, UTC in Italy, two enterprises with strong cooperation with companies – Trexima in the Czech Rep. and SES13-19 Ltd. in the UK, a centre for teachers training and supporting young people in Romania, and University of Cyprus bringing a great experience in the area of applying ICT tools to engage young people in STEM.
We want to promote STEM careers amongst young people in a modern and attractive way, to develop and strengthen cooperation between schools and companies in order to increase the quality of VET, to support young women and students with special learning needs to follow the career in STEM fields and to reach the highest level of education possible and to upskill teachers and companies in work with talented students.
In order to achieve these goals we plan three short-term joint staff training activities, which will enable the exchange of best practice. This will contribute to up-skilling of the project target groups such as teachers, school leaders and other school staff like careers counsellors, Companies representatives, Chambers of Commerce and Professional Associations’ representatives, Local, Regional and National Authorities with competence in Education and also Members of the academic staff at the Universities.
These participants will be actively involved in development and promotion of the project outputs – Training course for new STEM Supporters, Methodology for STEM Supporters, Methodology for Teachers on Interactive, Attractive and Modern Ways of Engagement Young People in STEM Education and Publication with Proven and Suitable Strategies for Talents in STEM Support and Development. All project outputs will be available here.
We are looking forward to the second SENSE Training Event that takes place from October 8th-10th in Zlinský Kraj, Czech Republic. The event will see SENSE partners share practical examples & learn about Czech approaches to best practice in relation to enhancing STEM.
SENSE Project website: www.projectwithsense.eu