The Government has published a STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland for consultation, seeking views on our approach to delivering a high quality education and training offering, across the education system. Our draft Strategy has two aims:
To improve levels of STEM enthusiasm, skills, and knowledge in order to raise attainment and aspirations in learning, life and work
To encourage the uptake of more specialist STEM skills required to gain employment in the growing STEM sectors of the economy, through further study and training.
The Strategy proposes a number of actions for consultation. These have been developed in partnership with our agencies Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, and Education Scotland.
A key focus of the Strategy is children and young people, but it also extends to adult learning which enables people to go into, return to, or progress within STEM careers.