This one-day conference is intended for those involved in STEM careers policy development, careers awareness and the provision of information about STEM career opportunities
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This will be an opportunity to hear about progress on the Science for Careers Expert Group Action Plan that was published in March this year, and to debate priorities for the future. The conference will cover careers awareness and information for all ages, including HE and life-long learning.
The conference will have three principle themes arising from the Action Plan:
Messages and messengers. Presentations and discussion will explore how we can bring alive the headline messages and how best to reach audiences, including through the use of new media.
Increasing careers and subject choice information. Speakers and research reports will explore the range of information sources available identifying gaps in provision, consider issues of quality control and relevance, draw out good practice and look at ways in which the community can collaborate to increase its effectiveness in meeting the needs of key audiences such as parents, young people, graduates, careers advisers and teachers.
Raising awareness of the world of work. There will be reports on research arising from the Action Plan including how we portray employability skills, using LMI to inform career choices, the role of work experience and work placements, awareness of SMEs as employers and the role of volunteering and volunteers.
The conference is supported with funding from BIS and is being organised by The Science Council. Attendance is by invitation. If you would like to indicate an interest in attending please email.