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STEM Strategy

STEM Strategy

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.