North of Tyne Projects

STEM and Digital Skills Programme

 
 
 

STEM and Digital Skills Programme (added 22 March 2019)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) wants to see more young people inspired to develop the skills to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths related careers.

The Combined Authority has allocated £1.25m over three years to fund projects which prepare young people for the economic opportunities of the future

The programme will support one of the six key priorities in the NTCA vision, ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’, which focuses on supporting a high quality, inclusive education system, ensuring our young people have the skills and qualifications to take up good quality training, apprenticeships and jobs.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Cabinet has agreed a three year STEM and Digital Skills programme which will:

  • support STEM and Digital skills enrichment activities which explain and demonstrate the benefits and enjoyment of studying science to children and their influencers;

  • support activities that break down barriers in studying STEM and Digital subjects for children;

  • support Continuous Professional Development for teachers, both specialists & non-specialist;

  • equip young people with knowledge of the options available to them in STEM related careers, supporting the Good Career Guidance so that they are able to make better informed decisions on their futures.

The NTCA is now inviting project applications for the STEM and Digital Skills programme which includes the following specific components:

  1. STEM enrichment activities for young people and CPD opportunities for teachers using the North East’s unique assets, opportunities and heritage;

  2. STEM enrichment activities for young people and their influencers and CPD opportunities for teachers which specifically link to the North of Tyne’s key sectors (Ageing and Life Sciences, Digital, Tech and Data; Energy, Subsea and Offshore; Culture, Tourism and Creative Industries);

  3. Digital skills programmes which support young people to move onto higher level digital and technical skills pathways and raise awareness of digital career opportunities with young people and their influencers.

The STEM and Digital Skills Definition document AVAILABLE HERE contains detailed information on the call.

*PLEASE NOTE* - The first stage of the NTCA STEM and Digital Skills call for projects closed at midnight on 17 April. A second stage will be opened in June 2019.

 
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The NTCA is now inviting project applications