The STEM Hub Canterbury Christ Church University STEM Learning
The STEM Hub

Enhancing employability skills and careers knowledge - STEM Club Workshop

Tuesday 14 June 2022 | 4-6pm

Online Microsoft Teams

Cost: FREE (state funded schools/colleges)

Online


The workshop will promote opportunities for club leaders to learn how to incorporate and enhance careers knowledge and build skills for students within club sessions. Club leaders will become confident in their understanding and use of STEM Ambassadors, Science Capital, Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, Essential Skills and the Skills Builder Framework. The workshop is aimed at secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as an online course it will take place as three sessions across 3-4 days: Session 1: 1 hour interactive session, Session 2: Self-learning tasks and Session 3: 1 hour interactive session. The workshop includes practical activities, opportunities to network and the sharing of best practice. The workshop explores the following topics:

  • understanding the value that thriving and successful clubs bring to a school
  • current club practice to promote careers, employability and essential skills
  • why essential employability skills are important and the role clubs can play
  • reviewing the Science Capital approach and how it can be used to raise student awareness of skills and careers knowledge
  • identifying essential skills and the methodology of the Skills Builder Framework
  • understanding the role and value of STEM Ambassadors and STEM Ambassador Hubs and how to engage with STEM Ambassadors
  • reviewing the Gatsby Career Benchmarks and how STEM Clubs can assist in addressing the skills shortage
  • embedding Careers and Essential Skills in club activities and projects to maximise value with short, medium and long term goals
  • how clubs can reward and add value to students demonstrating excellence in skill sets
  • what additional support is available, websites, organisations, STEM Clubs resources

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