Teachers exploring STEM – Too many students miss opportunities in the science, engineering or the tech sector because they have no idea what kind of work people in this area do, or don’t see beyond negative stereotypes.
What can you do?
CHALLENGE misconceptions about careers in STEM. Stereotypes can prevent students from seeing that there’s something for everyone in the STEM sector. If you are teaching girls, ensure you give them access to female roles models and support their interests.
HELP your students to open their eyes to the vast choice of exciting career paths and opportunities in the STEM sector. Invite a guest speaker to come to your school who can help answer their questions, watch videos and explore career stories on this website.
ENCOURAGE students to explore these opportunities so they can make informed choices for their future and let them know about events and activities they can get invovled in.